- A senator representing Kogi central, Ahmed Ogembe, on Friday, February 15, survived a near-death auto crash along Abuja-Lokoja road
- According to Duke Opeyemi, Ogembe's special adviser on media and publicity, the senator was on his way to Okene for the elections
- Opeyemi revealed that the accident occurred around 9am on Friday at Gegu community in Kotonkarfe local government area of Kogi state
Ahmed Ogembe, the senator representing Kogi central on Friday, February 15, survived an auto crash along the Abuja-Lokoja road on his way to Okene for elections.
Duke Opeyemi, Ogembe's special adviser on media and publicity disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja.
He said that the accident occurred around 9am on Friday at Gegu community in Kotonkarfe local government area of Kogi state.
NAN reports that Ogembe is seeking re-election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 National Assembly election in Kogi central.
According to Opeyemi, his bulletproof car somersaulted several times, but the senator and other occupants of the vehicle came out alive and un-hurt.
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The senator expressed gratitude to God for saving his life and that of the people with him. He prayed for more of God’s protection over his life, his family and the entire people of his constituents and Kogi state at large.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the PDP in the state on Monday, February 11, alleged that there was a plot to assassinate Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district.
In a statement by the state spokesman of the party, Usman Okai, the party said the plan was to invade Melaye's home in an attempt to assassinate him.
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