Delta APC suffers two casualties in a boat accident

The All Progressives Congress, APC, state chapter in Delta, suspended its campaigns on Wednesday following a boat accident that killed two of its supporters, left three others missing, and injured seven others.

The campaign train was reportedly returning from a ward-to-ward campaign at Okerenkoko, a riverine community in the Warri South-West Local Government Area, when the boat mishap reportedly happened at the Warri River.

APC, in a statement by the Director, Communications and Media Strategy, of the campaign council, Mr. Ima Niboro, said the Deputy Senate President and Delta APC gubernatorial candidate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has ordered the immediate suspension of the ward-to-ward campaign over the tragic incident.

Niboro, in the statement, said the APC governorship candidate and the Delta APC Campaign Council received with shock and grief the news of the boat accident involving loyal party members and supporters, as they returned from a rally in Okerenkoko, Warri South West Local Government Area, on Tuesday.

According to him, information indicates that a commercial boat traveling in the opposite direction rammed into the boat carrying the party’s supporters, adding that two people lost their lives, three are missing, and seven others are in hospitals receiving treatment for injuries sustained in the accident.

Niboro said: “We are shocked by this tragedy, and our hearts are heavy. Our prayers and thoughts are with the victims and their families. This is one tragedy too many, and our party is officially in mourning.

“We are currently working with the relevant authorities and communities to search for the missing. We are also in the process of reaching out to the families and loved ones of those that lost their lives, while ensuring that the injured receive the best care possible.

“In honour of the dead, missing and injured, we have decided to indefinitely suspend all further campaigns. The Campaign Council will advise on next steps in the coming days and weeks.”



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