A preacher with Living Faith Church (a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel) on Sunday morning, July 15, ran a mid-size wagon into an ecstatic crowd welcoming the victory of Kayode Fayemi at Oye local government area, of Ekiti state.
The wagon hitting a seven-year-old boy and left him ghastly wounded.
It was reported that the preacher was on his way to Sunday service when the accident occurred about 8:26 a.m.
According to Premium Times, medical personnel were not optimistic about the boy’s high chances of recovery, only urging his family and relatives to be fervent in their prayers.
Imole Afolabi was rushed to Heirs Hospital in downtown Oye, and medical personnel immediately shut the entrance to prevent any distraction that could come with it while administering emergency treatment.
The boy’s mother, Funmilola Afolabi, had joined residents who trooped out to celebrate Fayemi’s victory at Ilupeju Junction, Oye, shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the All Progressives Congress’ candidate winner of the Saturday election.
Mrs Afolabi, who became instantly downcast in a campaign vest distributed by the APC, said the hospital officials asked her to hold strongly onto her faith.
The pastor, who identified himself as Festus, said he was not speeding beyond approved limit for the zone before the accident.
He added that he held the brakes of his 1970s model Peugeot 504, but regretted that the boy was still seriously injured.
Witnesses at the scene said the pastor was not at top speed or reckless prior to the crash.
Hospital officials as at 9:06 a.m said it was difficult to speak on the boy’s status.
Fayemi, who hailed from Oye Local Government Area, was declared winner of Saturday’s governorship election around 8:00 a.m., coasting home to victory against Kolapo Eleka of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, the governor-elect of Ekiti, Dr Kayode Fayemi, described his victory in Saturday’s governorship election as one “ for reclaiming the land and restoring Ekiti values.”
Fayemi who spoke on Sunday, July 15, while addressing the newsmen in Isan-Ekiti shortly after he was declared the winner of the governorship election said: “The victory of this election, I believe, is for reclaiming the land and restoring the values of our people.
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