The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday, January 13, condoled with the families of those who lost their lives in an accident on their way home from the party’s rally in Jos, Plateau state on Saturday, January 12.
Atiku also gave instruction that the survivors of the accident currently hospitalized be given the needed support.
A statement signed by Paul Ibe, the spokesperson of the former vice president, mentioned Christy Yelick Dungtou and Donatus Morkwap as those that lost their lives.
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They were members of one of the PDP’s support groups and were on their way to Shendam after the Jos rally.
“Dungtou died at the scene of the accident while Morkwap passed away as he was being conveyed to General Hospital, Barkin-Ladi.
“Kwalmi Julius, one of the injured whose condition is critical is receiving treatment at the Plateau Hospital, Jos while the other two have been referred to Shendam,” the statement said.
It added that the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign is in liaison with an official of the support group who has confirmed that the corpses of the deceased have been deposited at the mortuary in Shendam local government area of Plateau state.
“His Excellency Atiku Abubakar expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased even as he prays for the speedy recovery of those still in hospital.
“The former vice president has directed his campaign organisation to spare no resource in ensuring that those still in hospital receive the best of medical care. He has also instructed that the campaign takes care of the burial cost of the deceased.
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“The PDP presidential candidate acknowledges the great efforts and sacrifices of thousands of his support groups and millions of their members in our avowed commitment to Get Nigeria Working Again for the good of all and assures that their sacrifices will not be in vain,” the statement said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Atiku Abubakar was tipped to win the northwest zone of the country by a landslide recently.
Atiku’s victory was predicted by a group North West Youth Mobilisation Forum for Atiku 2019.
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