In a tragic turn of events, at least two All Progressive Congress (APC) supporters were feared dead on Wednesday following a car crash along Onuebonyi Road in the Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The party supporters were said to be traveling in a chartered vehicle belonging to Onitsha South Mass Transit, on their way to attend the flag-off campaign of the APC governorship candidate, Francis Nwifuru, at the Izzi council secretariat in Iboko.
According to investigations, the victims died instantly due to the severe impact of the accident. The identities of the victims have not been released yet, but it is known that one of them is a man and the other is a woman. Several other individuals also sustained varying degrees of injuries in the accident.
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An anonymous eyewitness reported that the accident occurred as a result of the carelessness of the drivers involved. The eyewitness stated, “One of the drivers was moving carelessly, but unfortunately for him, he collided with another car in an attempt to overtake without minding his life and that of passengers.”
Efforts to reach the Ebonyi State Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission for comment were unsuccessful. The Sector Commander was said to have been transferred to the state and would not make any comment, currently.
The tragic accident is a reminder of the importance of safety on the roads, and the need for all drivers to exercise caution and obey traffic laws to avoid similar incidents in the future. The APC and the families of the victims have not issued any official statement regarding the accident.