- Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has disclosed that no delegate traveling to the second national council meeting of the Niger Delta was involved in car crash as reported in the media
- The delegates were reported to have been involved in car crash along Ore-Okitipupa road
- This was contained in a statement issue by the media aide of the governor
Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has revealed that no delegate was involved in car crash during their journey to the second national council meeting of the Niger Delta in Ondo state died in a motor accident on Tuesday, September 12.
The media had reported that the delegates were travelling from Akure, the state capital to Igbokoda, for the summit which Vice President Yemi Osibajo was to preside over.
NAIJ.com gathered that four other delegates were injured in the accident that occurred at Ode-Aye on Ore Okitipupa Road.
An eyewitness who had spoken speaking to Sahara Reporters had disclosed that it occurred at the Agric Junction on Okitipupa Road. The witness said the accident involved no fewer than three passenger vehicles traveling for the interactive session of the conference.
“It is a serious accident and I saw many of them with tags bearing something like Niger Delta Conference,” the witness said.
Femi Joseph, the police public relations officer of the Ondo state police command, had earlier confirmed the accident involving the delegates,. Akeredolu statement has, however, put clarity to unconfirmed reports.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, September 12, arrived Akure at 10 am for the second national council meeting on Niger Delta.
There was tight security at the airport and venue of the meeting provided by the police, army, civil defence corps and road marshals among others.
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During his visit Osinbajo would meet with communities of riverside areas of Ondo state.
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