Barely two years after the convoy of Nigeria’s Edo state Governor, Adams Oshiomhole was involved in a fatal motor accident which killed three journalists, the governor has once again survived another serious accident involving his convoy.
The accident occurred today at about 9.45 a.m at Ewu Village, along the ever busy Benin-Auchi highway.
Governor Oshiomhole was on his way back to Benin City from his Iyamho Village where he spent the Christmas holiday.
According to a press statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Public Affairs, Pruince Kassim Afegbua, a Peugeot J5 bus filled with tomatoes and plantain rammed into the Governor’s Flag Car from the opposite direction before swerving into a road side ditch.
“Three vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were in front of the Governor’s Flag Car and had passed the Peugeot J5 Bus before it [J5 Bus] had direct impact with the Governor’s Car which had the Governor, his Aide-De-Camp [ADC] and his Driver as occupants. The Governor’s Car was badly affected but no injuries were sustained by both occupants of the Peugeot J5 Bus and that of the Governor’s.
“The Peugeot J5 Bus was following a truck that was descending the Ewu Slope when it suddenly veered off into the Governor’s lane from the opposite direction and directly impacted on the Governor’s vehicle, apparently because of brake failure. The good story is that nobody sustained injuries in both vehicles. The Comrade Governor is hale and hearty, his ADC and other occupants of the Peugeot J5 are also in good condition,” the statement said, adding that the incident has been reported to the Divisional Police Station at Ewu for further investigation.
Afegbua assured all the people of Edo State that there was no cause for alarm.