Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has sympathised with members of the Peoples Democratic Party who were involved in a road accident on their way to Igumale in Ado Local Government Area for the ongoing statewide campaign rally.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, Ortom described the accident as unfortunate and expressed appreciation to God that it was not fatal and there was no casualty recorded.
The governor who spoke shortly after he visited the General Hospital, Igumale where the victims were being treated, directed that they be moved to Otukpo and Makurdi for greater medical attention.
He used the moment to caution all drivers on the campaign train to exercise caution while moving in convoy.
Among those injured were Hon. William Ortyom, member Benue State House of Assembly representing Guma State Constituency; Hon. Geoffrey Agbatse of Gwer-East State Constituency; and Hon. Sugh Abanyi of Kwande West State Constituency.
The accident occurred on Friday morning when the governor and the PDP supporters were traveling to the Utokon community of Ado Local Government Area in continuation of the party governorship campaign rally.
Our correspondent reports that the incident occurred when the driver of a branded bus fully loaded with PDP supporters lost control and rammed into three vehicles; a Jeep, a security vehicle, and another bus in the convoy.