- The Edo state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has condoled with the APC
- The opposition party supporters and some policemen died in a car crash in Benin city on Tuesday, September 1
- The governor commiserated with the families of the victims of the crash and prayed that God grants them the fortitude to bear the loss
The Edo state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has condoled with former governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, over a road accident involving a backup security vehicle and top chieftains of the APC in the party’s campaign entourage.
In a statement, the governor commiserated with the families of the victims of the crash and prayed that God grants them the fortitude to bear the loss of their loved ones.
“While we pray for strength for the families of the deceased persons, we also pray for the quick recovery of those who were injured and are receiving treatment,” the governor said in a statement.
Recall that the APC had on Tuesday, September 1, cancelled its planned campaign event after the fatal road crash that left some of the party supporters and some policemen dead.
APC campaign council spokesman, John Mayaki, said in a statement that a trailer ran into the travelling campaign entourage of top chieftains of the party, including the party's former national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, before Oluku junction, in Benin city, the Edo state capital.
He said the party has also cancelled the scheduled event to honour those who died in the fatal road accident.
Meanwhile, ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, the Peoples Democratic Party’s ward-to-ward campaign in the 192 electoral wards across the 18 local government areas of the state has continued to yield its desired result, a recent report has revealed.
The party had painstakingly visited all the 64 wards in the northern senatorial district of the state before commencing the same exercise in the central senatorial district canvassing votes for Governor Obaseki.
Strategically, in most of the wards visited, Governor Obaseki commissioned some state-sponsored projects in fulfilment of his 2016 campaign promises, while some new projects were flagged off.
On Tuesday, September 1, Governor Obaseki commissioned the revamped Ekiadolor primary healthcare centre in Ovia North-East local government area in the course of his reelection campaign across the state.
The governor restated his commitment to quality primary health care and provision of affordable healthcare with the Edo Health Care Improvement Programme (Edo-HIP) and the Edo State Health Insurance Scheme.
According to him, his administration has renovated not less than 20 primary healthcare centres across the 18 local government areas of the state promising that if re-elected, the number will increase to 57 primary healthcare centres across the south-south state.
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