Eight supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been confirmed dead in an auto crash which occurred on Friday at Ugbokpo in Apa Local Government Area of Benue State.
The victims were travelling to Agatu for the flag-off of the PDP’s Zone C senatorial campaigns when their vehicle was involved in an accident involving two other vehicles, ChannelsTV writes.
The bodies of those who were certified dead at St. Charles Catholic Hospital Adoka have been moved to the morgue of General Hospital in Otukpo, while the survivors are being treated in Adoka at the time of this report.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom who visited the hospital in Adoka in company of former Senate President, Senator David Mark, and the Deputy Governor, Engineer Benson Abounu, announced the indefinite postponement of the PDP senatorial campaigns flag-off in Zone C.
The Governor described the incident as painful and unfortunate, and gave a directive for the immediate evacuation of the survivors to Benue State University Teaching Hospital Makurdi for further treatment.
Former Senate President, Senator David Mark who also consoled the affected families, lamented that most of the victims were very promising youths within his senatorial district and prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest.