About 15 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, on Tuesday, narrowly escaped death on their way to Shendam Local Government Area of the state for the flag-off campaign of the party governorship candidate, Bar Caleb Mutfwang, when the bus in which they were travelling in got involved in a ghastly accident.
Many were who injured in the incident were hospitalised in various hospitals in the state.
A statement signed by an elder statesman of the party, Mangna Yusuf Wamyil on behalf of the PDP governorship candidate said the accident occurred around 10 am.
The statement explained that “A Toyota Hiace bus conveying supporters of the PDP, on their way to Shendam Local Government Area (LGA), for the gubernatorial campaigns flag-off and zonal rally was involved in an accident around Bisichi Junction, around 10:00am on Tuesday.
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“Some persons sustained various degrees of injuries and have since been safely conveyed to the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) Jos, where emergency responders and healthcare workers are doing their best to care for them.
“We hereby specially thank officials of the Federal Road Safe Corps and all those who assisted in evacuating the injured to the hospital, and appreciate their service to humanity.
“We also wish to call on our supporters and well wishers to join in prayers and support for the speedy recovery of the injured, and safety for the team throughout the campaign period,” the statement further read.
From Ado Abubakar Musa & Dickson S. Adama, Jos
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