When the governor of the state, Samuel Ortom, got in a car accident, several people, including two members of the Benue State House of Assembly, suffered injuries.
The incident happened on Friday morning when the governor and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party were making their way to the Utokon town in the Ado Local Government Area to continue the party’s rally for the governor’s race.
According to our correspondent, the tragedy happened when the driver of a branded bus carrying PDP supporters lost control and rammed into three other cars in the convoy: a Jeep, a security vehicle, and another bus.
Several people including state lawmakers representing Guma and Kwande West in the state assembly were injured.
The incident which happened at exactly 10:50 am on Friday also affected other vehicles.
The motorcade in the convoy consisted of the state’s deputy governor, Engr Benson Abounu; Senator Abba Moro; House of Representatives members, and House of Assembly members from Benue South district; among other top government and party officials in the state.
Meanwhile, an ambulance attached to the convoy evacuated the injured persons to the hospital while the rest continued with the journey.
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