SDP Loses 10 Loyalists in Road Crash in Kogi

Ibrahim Oyewale in  Lokoja

Kogi Social Democratic Party (SDP) has lost no fewer than 10 coordinators in a fatal  accident that occurred along Ankpa -Ayigba road on Saturday.

THISDAY gathered that the coordinators of the SDP in the just concluded governorship election last  Saturday we’re heading to Anyigba for stakeholders’ meeting to review the election.

It was gathered that the SDP coordinators about 12 in number in a vehicle had an accident between Ankpa and Okura in Dekina local government area of Kogi State early hour of Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Kogi State police command  confirmed that seven people lost their lives when the bus they were traveling in somersaulted at Okura in Dekina Local  government area of the state.

The Kogi sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corp Samuel Oyedeji had earlier confirmed three person dead but police public relations officer SP William Aya in a late response  said seven people lost their

“It  was a lone fatal motor accident along Ankpa/Okura/Egume/Ayingba road that involved a Toyota Hiace Bus,”Aya said .

According to him, “The accident occurred at Okura, where the bus somersaulted into the bush, the driver and six other passengers lost their lives.”

Although he could not confirm the identity of the victims , sources ,however, said they were members of the  SDP,  who were on their way to Anyingba for a stakeholders meeting.

When contacted, the spokesman for the SDP Faruk Adejo-Audu said he was not aware of the accident but promised to find out and get back to our correspondent.

However, he was yet to do as at the time of filing this report.

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