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Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate for governorship, called off his campaign event at Usen after a crash.

An accident occurred on Tuesday near Oluku junction, as a trailer crashed into the APC top chieftain campaign entourage, killing two policemen. Two more were injured.

A statement signed by the APC Media Campaign Council Chairman , Mr. John Mayaki, said the party had cancelled the event to honor the dead.

On behalf of Ize-Iyamu and the APC, Mayaki condoled with the bereaved families, saying they were not alone in their grief.

He said the party would ameliorate their grief.

The campaign council said the policemen involved in the crash would never be forgotten for their sacrifice.

It urged everyone to pray for the repose of the soul of the dead, adding that they should also pray against the recurrence of such tragedies.

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Mr. Victor Oshioke, the media aide to former national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, last night narrated how his boss narrowly escaped death in the convoy accident, on his way to the party’s campaign venue.

Oshioke said Oshiomhole was on his way to Usen in Ovia Southwest Local Government in continuation of the campaigns of Pastor Ize-Iyamu.

He said in a statement: “Some minutes past 12pm today (yesterday), there was an accident involving the convoy of Comrade Oshiomhole along Benin-Lagos By-pass, before Oluku junction. The convoy was heading for Usen, where Comrade Oshiomhole was expected to appear at a campaign, alongside Pastor Ize-Iyamu, when a trailer driving in the same direction veered off its course, hit the back-up Toyota Hilux carrying seven policemen, forcing it off the road, into the bush and rammed into the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) carrying Comrade Oshiomhole, causing substantial damage.

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“We are sad to report that two police personnel in the Toyota Hilux lost their lives, while two others are in critical condition and are receiving treatment at a hospital in Edo State.

“Comrade Oshiomhole and other persons in the convoy, apart from those indicated above, did not sustain any injury.

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