Written by David LAWANI

Benue crash: APC mourns death of PDP supporters,

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said it mourns the unfortunate accident that took the lives of PDP members who were on a campaign train to flag off a senatorial candidate in Benue state.

Its spokesman, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a press release to journalists in Abuja, regretted the untimely death of the supporters and prayed God to grant the souls of the departed eternal rest.

The statement reads: "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", it said.

The APC however urged all political parties to ensure the safety of its members bearing in mind that political activities have taken a full course leading to the general election next year.

"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 lead up 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", he stated.



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