Okorocha’s convoy in road accident


The convoy of the Imo State governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, was on Monday involved in a road accident that left several supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) injured.

The accident occurred at about 5pm at Ulakwo community in Owerri North Local Government Area along Owerri-Aba road in the state.

The governor was returning from the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport after a two-week trip abroad.

The governor escaped unhurt but several vehicles conveying APC supporters who went to the airport to welcome him were badly damaged.

An eye witness told Daily Times that one of the drivers in the convoy lost control and his car somersaulted several times.

Though no life was lost, five members of the APC Youth Vanguard who were in the bus lost consciousness while about 12 others sustained various degrees of injuries.

A member of the APC Youth Vanguard told the Daily Times that he escaped miraculously and that he had to board another vehicle to the airport.

It was learnt that the governor has directed the Director –General of his campaign, Chief. Iheukwumere Alaribe, to take care of the hospital bills of the victims.

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