Barely two weeks after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State lost their members who attended a rally in Makurdi on December 28, 2018, the state capital, another tragedy has hit the political party as some members died on their way home after attending the presidential campaign rally of their party in Jos, Plateau State on Saturday.
DAILY ASSET gathered that those who lost their lives in the accident were Mrs Christy Yelick Dungtou and Mr Donatus Morkwap on their way from Jos to Shendam.
It was further revealed that while Mrs Dungtou died at the scene of the accident, Morkwap passed away as he was being conveyed to General Hospital in Barkin-Ladi.
One of the accident victims, Mr Kwalmi Julius whose condition is critical is said to be receiving treatment at the Plateau Hospital, Jos while the other two have been referred to Shendam.
Condoling with the victims’ families, Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP directed his campaign organisation to spare no resource in ensuring that those still in hospital receive the best of medical care. He has also instructed that the campaign takes care of the burial cost of the deceased.
In a press release made available, yesterday Atiku expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased even as he prayed for the speedy recovery of those still in hospital.
The Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign in a statement said that “The PDP presidential candidate acknowledges the great efforts and sacrifices of thousands of his support groups and millions of their members in our avowed commitment to ‘Get Nigeria Working Again’ for the good of all and assures that their sacrifices will not be in vain.”