Three died, five injured on their way to Kwara APC bye-election victory party



Three people reportedly died , while no fewer than five people sustained varying degrees of injuries in an accident during the celebration of the victory of the Representative -elect of Ekiti / Irepodun / Isin / Oke -Ero Federal Constituency, Mr . Raheem Tunji Olawuyi.

Olawuyi was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the bye -election .


Our source gathered on Monday that the deceased included Segun Adewara , Femi Olaye and Arandum women leader , whose name could not be ascertained as of the time of filing the report .

It was learnt that the accident occurred between Eleyin and Oke -Onigbin around 6 p .m on Sunday, when the victims were coming to join Olawuyi and other APC members and supporters for a victory party at Oro, in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State .

The APC members were celebrating their victory in the bye - election to elect a replacement for late Funke Adedoyin , who represented the federal constituency at the House of Representatives before her demise on September 28 .

It was gathered that the victims met Olawuyi’ s team on their way going back to Omu -Aran , and decided to turn back.

Their vehicle was said to have had a head -on - collision with another vehicle as the
driver of the incoming vehicle was allegedly trying to overtake a trailer .

Olawuyi’ s media aide, Mr . Femi David , confirmed the accident .

He identified the dead victims to include the unnamed Arandun women leader , Segun Adewara , and Femi Olaye , adding that five other persons were injured .

In a statement , he said the tragedy was quite unfortunate and came to them as a rude shock .

David said , “We profoundly regret the unfortunate incident , while commiserating with the deceased ’s families . We ask God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss .

“We deeply mourn the departed souls, their contributions and sacrifice will remain evergreen in our memory . We ask God to grant them eternal rest . ”

He added , “We , however , state our unalloyed support for the families of the deceased . We will not let them down or rest on our oars in our quest to realise the Kwara of their dream . Their support was legendary and unprecedented .

“They remained resilient, dogged and committed in their quest for a just and egalitarian Kwara State . Their unwavering support earned us the victory in the bye -election .

“The freedom they stood for will be ruggedly pursued .
Three died, five injured on their way to Kwara APC bye-election victory party Three died, five injured on their way to Kwara APC bye-election victory party Reviewed by SISI JOKE on November 19, 2018 Rating: 5

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