MEMBERS of the sensitization team of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Rivers State gubernatorial candidate in the coming 2019 elections, Tonye Dele Cole have sympathized with the families of the two people killed by group’s convoy in Abua/Odual community of the state yesterday. Two persons were reportedly killed by one of the security vehicles attached to the governorship hopeful enroute Abua/Odual Local Government area for Cole’s familiarization tour of the LGA with one person seriously injured and hospitalised. The spokesman of the state police and, Nnamdi Omoni, a Deputy Suprindentent of Police(DSP), confirmed the incident and assured that it was not in any way premeditated. “I can confirm that one of the security vehicles in the convoy of the governorship candidate of the APC, Tonye Cole was involved in a fatal accident today(yesterday), on their way to Abua/Odual LGA and two persons were confirmed dead and their bodies have been deposited in the morgue. “But I can assure you that what happened was nothing but an accident, and that it is not in any way premeditated.” he said. The team in a statement yesterday regretted the unfortunate death of the indigenes and prayed God to grant the families and loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss. Sources close to the scene of the accident said the incident happened when the speeding convoy suddenly applied break, causing the vehicle to skid off the road and crash into the villagers where it killed the two persons instantly and injuring a motor-bike operator.
from The Nation Nigeria http://thenationonlineng.net/tonye-coles-convoy-in-auto-crash-kills-two-in-rivers/