Several persons including two members of the Benue State House of Assembly were injured on Friday following an accident involving the convoy of the state governor, Samuel Ortom.
The accident occurred when the governor and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters were travelling to the Utokon community in Ado Local Government Area of the state, in continuation of the party’s governorship and House of Assembly campaign rally.
It was gathered that the driver of a branded bus fully loaded with PDP supporters lost control and rammed into three vehicles; a Jeep, a security vehicle, and another bus in the convoy.
Several people including lawmakers representing Guma and Kwande West in the state assembly were injured.
The motorcade in the convoy include the state’s deputy governor, Engr Benson Abounu; Senator Abba Moro; House of Representatives members, and House of Assembly members from Benue South district and other top government and party officials in the state.
An ambulance attached to the convoy evacuated the injured persons to the hospital while the rest continued with the journey.