Saturday, August 29

DPC National Chairman, NEC members survive road crash

National officials of Nigeria’s newest political party, the Democratic Peoples Congress, on Saturday survived a traffic accident on Abuja-Lokoja highway.

National Chairman of the party, Rev. Olusegun Peters, who was among the victims, told newsmen in Lokoja that three officials were critically injured.

He said that the accident occurred when the Toyota Hiace bus conveying the officials summersaulted after its rear tyres bust at about 10am near Irehi village.

Peters said among those critically injured was the National Vice Chairman of the party, Mrs Comfort Effion.

He said all the victims were evacuated to a nearby hospital for treatment by officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission.

The national chairman, said the party had just inaugurated its first state executive committee in Kogi since it was registered by the Independent National electoral Commission on June 16, this year.

The DPC national chairman said the party would contest in the November 21 governorship election in the state.


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