By: Shola Akingboye
The national body of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has commiserated with the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP over the loss of its members on campaign tour in a motor crash that claimed lives of its members in Benue state on Friday.
According to the statement signed and made available to RegentAfrica Times, by the party’s spokesman, Issa Onilu, it reads in parts:
“We condole with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the death of some of its members who died following a fatal accident on Otukpo-Agatu Road in Benue State while travelling for the campaign flag-off of a Senatorial candidate on Friday.”
“The APC is anguished and deeply saddened by the tragic accident. While we share the pains of the bereaved families, we also pray that those injured in the accident make a speedy and full recovery.”
“As we mourn, the Party prays that the Almighty God give the bereaved families and other loved ones the strength to withstand the tragic loss and also grant the dead eternal rest.”
“Political activities have expectedly heightened in the leadup to the 2019 General Elections. The APC urges all to ensure safety as we go about our respective campaign activities. We also call on relevant agencies charged with keeping transport routes and campaign grounds safe to ensure that the electioneering campaigns are as humanly possible devoid of avoidable accidents and incidents.”