June 8, 2023
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Governor Ortom’s Convoy Involved In Accident, Two Lawmakers, Others Injured

Two members of the Benue State House of Assembly and several others have been wounded when the convoy of Governor Samuel Ortom, was involved in a road crash.

The accident took place on Friday morning when the governor and the Peoples Democratic Party supporters were on their way to the Utokon community of Ado Local Government Area in continuation of the party governorship campaign rally.

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The driver of a branded bus fully loaded with PDP supporters lost control and rammed into three vehicles; a Jeep, a security vehicle, and another bus in the convoy.

The injured lawmakers were those who represent Guma and Kwande West in the state assembly.

The motorcade in the convoy consisted of the state’s deputy governor, Engr Benson Abounu; Senator Abba Moro; House of Representatives members, and House of Assembly members from Benue South district; among other top government and party officials in the state.

Meanwhile, an ambulance attached to the convoy evacuated the injured persons to the hospital while the rest continued with the journey.

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