The campaign convoy of Adams Oshiomhole, former APC National Chairman, is reported to be involved in an auto accident. Two policemen died while others sustained major injuries along the Benin bye-pass in Benin, Edo State.
News Wheel Nigeria gathered that a trailer ran into the moving convoy going to the gubernatorial rally in Usen, Ovia South-East Local Government Area of Edo State.
However, Adams Oshiomhole escaped without injuries.
Meanwhile, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has condoled with Oshiomhole and the candidate of the APC, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, over the road accident.
He said; “I received the news of the accident with shock and commiserate with the former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the candidate of the APC in the forthcoming governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu over the very unfortunate incident involving their security aides and top chieftains of the party in the campaign team.
“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.”
Osagie Ize-Iyamu the governorship candidate for the APC, had described the accident as a plot to kill the former governor.
He said, “I wish to send my deepest sympathies to families, friends, and all who knew the two exceptional policemen we lost today in the tragic and disturbing crash involving the convoy of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole travelling with other leaders to a campaign event in Usen, Ovia South East LGA.
“We have since called off all campaign events scheduled for today and joined efforts with Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to ensure the best care for injured persons.
“The circumstances of the crash were indeed curious and have left us deeply concerned, as the truck responsible for the crash, according to witness accounts of those in the convoy and other road users, appeared to have deliberately rammed into the convoy.
“While awaiting the conclusion of the investigation of the police in response to our petition, I urge our party followers across the state to remain calm and alert. May God rest the dead, amen.”