The convoy of the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, was today (Saturday) involved in an accident at Ewu village, Auchi-Benin Road in Edo State on his way back to Benin City from his Iyamho Village.
According to reports, a vehicle carrying tomatoes and plantain had while overtaking a trailer lost control and ran into the governor’s BMW car which crashed into a ditch.
Three vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were in front of the Governor’s Flag Car and had passed the vehicle carrying tomatoes before the vehicle 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 both occupants of the vehicle and the Governor’s car sustained no injuries.
Oshiomole, his ADC and other occupants of the vehicle carrying tomatoes are all in good condition.
According to a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Media&Public Affairs, “the incident has been reported to the Divisional Police Station at Ewu for further investigation.
“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”.
Oshiomole escaped death by the whiskers on April 29, 2012 when his convoy collided with an oncoming lorry.