Tragic events occurred on Monday when members of the All Progressives Congress from Imo State died in a car accident while driving to Abuja for the opening of the 10th National Assembly on Tuesday, the WithinNigeria reports.
According to Punch, the bus they were riding in collided head-on with another bus in Agbor in Delta State.
Three people in the bus had been confirmed deceased, according to multiple sources, while others who had suffered various degrees of injury were sent to hospitals almost away.
The car accident claimed the lives of two men from the Amaraku village in the state’s Isiala Mbano Local Government Area and a woman from the Ogbor community in the same LGA.
A chieftain of the party, who doesn’t want to be mentioned, said that the victims were the coordinators of the senator-elect for Imo North, Patrick Ndubueze, and the House of Representatives member-elect for Okigwe North Federal Constituency, Mirriam Onuoha.
The source said, “Three persons died while others who sustained injuries have been rushed to hospitals. Their bus had a head-on collision with another bus and three persons, two males and a female, died. Two males from Amaraku community and a female from Ogbor community all in the Isiala Mbano LGA.
“They were travelling in two buses. It is a sad development. The party is saddened by the development. It is a sad commentary and we pray God accepts their souls.”
When contacted, the spokesperson for the APC in the state, Cajetan Duke, confirmed the development.
While describing the incident as “sad,” the party’s spokesperson said that only two persons had been confirmed dead by the party.