Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has survived a motor accident at Ewu Village, along the ever busy Benin-Auchi Road in Edo State on Saturday, December 28, 2013.
The incident occurred at about 9.45am at Ewu, in Edo Central Senatorial District, when a Peugeot J5 Bus filled with tomatoes and plantain apparently lost control and 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 the good story is that nobody sustained injuries among 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 Comrade Governor is hale and hearty, his ADC and other occupants of the Peugeot J5 are also in good condition.
A statement signed by the Governor’s Special Adviser, Media & Public Affairs, Kassim Afegbua read: “This is to assure all good people of Edo State that there is no cause for alarm. 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 incident has been reported to the Divisional Police Station at Ewu for further investigation.
Governor Oshiomhole was on his way back to Benin City from his Iyamho Village when the incident happened.