Special Adviser to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State on Media and Publicity, Kassim Afegbua, has confirmed that his boss was involved in a road mishap, but he (Oshiomhole) did not sustain any injury from the unfortunate car accident.
In a press statement released on Saturday, Afegbua disclosed that an oncoming Peugeot J5 bus, filled with tomatoes and plantains, had a head-on collision with the Governor’s car.
“Governor Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole survived a motor accident at Ewu Village along the ever-busy Benin-Auchi road in Edo State at about 9.45am Saturday, 28th December 2013 on his way back to Benin City from his Iyamho Village,” the Governor’s aide said in the statement.
Afegbua narrated that, “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 both occupants of the Peugeot J5 Bus and that of the Governor’s sustained no injuries.
“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.”
He also stated that, “the Comrade Governor is hale and hearty, his ADC and other occupants of the Peugeot J5 are also in good condition.”
“The incident has been reported to the Divisional Police Station at Ewu for further investigation,” Afegbua revealed, while assuring residents of the state that, “there is no cause for alarm” as their “loving Comrade Governor is fine, hale and hearty as well as other occupants of the other affected vehicle.”
“The Comrade Governor is wishing everyone a prosperous new year ahead,” the statement ended.
Some weeks ago, Governor Oshiomhole was in the news after he told a widow to “go and die”. He later apologised for the statement and offered the woman a job and a cash gift of N2 million naira, after public outburst.
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