Ortom’s convoy involved in fatal accident, several injured

The convoy of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue was involved in an accident in Utokon community of Ado Local Government Area of the state on Friday.

Ortom and his entourage were heading for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) governorship campaign rally in Igumale, headquarters of Ado, when the unfortunate incident occurred.

Our correspondent reports that the driver of a bus filled with the PDP supporters lost control and rammed into a Jeep, a security vehicle and another bus in the governor’s convoy.

At least two members of the State House of Assembly representing Guma and Kwande West respectively sustained injuries.

Also, a few other vehicles were also affected in the incident which happened at exactly 10:50am on Friday.

The motorcade in the convoy consisted of the state’s deputy governor, Engr Benson Abounu, Senator Abba Moro, House of Representatives and House of Assembly members from Benue south district, among other top government and party officials in the state.

Meanwhile, the state government ambulance in the convoy immediately evacuated the injured to the hospital.

Daily Trust

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