Convention: 1 Dies As Rivers APC Delegates Involved in Auto Crash

Convention: 1 Dies As Rivers APC Delegates Involved in Auto Crash

  • In what could be described as a piece of sad news, one person has been reported dead after a Toyota Sienna vehicle conveying members of the APC in Rivers state from Abuja to Port Harcourt was involved in an auto crash
  • According to reports, the crash occurred in the early hours of Thursday, close to the University of Abuja Staff quarters
  • A survivor disclosed that the driver of the vehicle was speeding when he suddenly applied the brakes, while another vehicle was in front

One person is feared dead after a Toyota Sienna vehicle conveying members of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State from Abuja to Port Harcourt somersaulted.

One of the occupants of the vehicle, Innocent Amadi, disclosed this while speaking to a popular radio station in Port Harcourt, The Punch reports.

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Amadi said the crash occurred at about 8:00am on Thursday, June 9, near the University of Abuja Staff quarters.

APC Convention, Rivers APC delegates, auto crash
After the just concluded convention of the ruling APC, Rivers delegates were involved in an auto crash. Photo credit: APC Rivers State
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The survivor narrates his ordeal

The survivor said the driver of the vehicle was speeding when he suddenly applied the brakes, while another vehicle was in front.

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He further disclosed that five of the seven occupants of the car were injured and currently receiving treatment at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital.

He said:

“Our vehicle was speeding. So, in the process, there was another vehicle before us. Because the driver was speeding, he lost absolute control, he applied the brakes and the wheel pulled out.
“The motor somersaulted. I was in front of the vehicle. I came out unhurt. I fastened my seat belt. Though we lost one person. Five persons were injured."

Identity of the dead yet to be disclosed

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The identity of the dead victim had yet to be disclosed, but it was gathered that the party members attended the just concluded APC presidential primary election in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

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In another report, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has been dealt with a huge blow as Senator Magnus Abe withdrew from the Rivers state governorship race and also dumped the party, The Nation reported.

Senator Abe made this known on Thursday, May 26 via his campaign support group, the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Support Vanguard (BATS-V).

As gathered by Legit.ng, the south-south coordinator of BATS-V, Tony Okocha disclosed that the 57-year-old politician will still be contesting for the governorship seat of Rivers state despite withdrawing from contesting under the APC.

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Meanwhile, Amaechi had described himself as a very loyal person.

According to the former governor of Rivers true loyalty is tested when situations do not favour the person in question.

The minister said this during a consultative meeting at the Rivers APC secretariat.

Source: Legit.ng

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