APC rally: Two die in Delta boat mishap, three missing, seven injured, hospitalized


 

Two supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC have been reported dead with three others missing in a tragic boat mishap in Okenrenkoko, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.

Seven others sustained grievous injuries and are said to be hospitalized after they were rescued at the scene.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.

The deceased in the company of other party faithful were returning from the gubernatorial campaign of the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege when a commercial speedboat rammed into them leading to the death of the two persons.

Senator Omo-Agege has expressed shock at the unfortunate incident in a statement signed by his Director, Communications and Media Strategy, Delta APC Campaign Council, Ima Niboro.

Niboro confirmed the incident saying, “Information at our disposal indicates that a commercial boat travelling in the opposite direction rammed into the boat carrying our supporters and that two persons lost their lives, three are missing, and seven others are in hospital receiving treatment from injuries sustained in the accident.”

“Our prayers and thoughts are with the victims and their families. This is one tragedy too many, and our party is officially in mourning.”

Niboro said the party is working with the relevant authorities and communities in search for the three missing persons.

According to Niboro, “We are also in the process of reaching out to the families and loved ones of those that lost their lives while ensuring that the injured receive the best care possible.

“In honour of the dead, missing and injured, we have decided to indefinitely suspend all further campaigns. The Campaign Council will advise on the next steps in the coming days and weeks.

“Once again, we express our deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and pray that the Almighty comforts and gives them fortitude in these trying times.”

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