Ortom, Suswam, PDP, APC mourn tragic death of PDP members


Nigerian Concord Newspaper

Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, his predecessor, Gabriel Suswam, the PDP and APC in the state have sympathized with families of PDP supporters who lost their lives in an accident today on their way to Agatu for the party’s senatorial campaign flag-off.

The party faithful were travelling to the venue of the flag-off of the Senatorial Campaign of candidate of the party in the Benue-South Senatorial District, Comrade Patrick Abba Moro, which was slated to hold in Agatu today.

Governor Ortom joined Senator David Mark and other party leaders at St. Charles Hospital in Adoka where survivors are presently receiving treatments.

In his own condolence message, Dr. Suswam prayed that God should grant the families of the departed souls the fortitude to bear the loss.

Also, the Benue State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) through its spokesperson, Mr. Bemgba Iortyom, said the party has been thrown into great grief and mourning following the tragic loss of 8 party faithful in a road accident earlier this morning in the Zone Senatorial District of the state which also left many injured.

Also, the Benue state chapter of the APC said that it received with rude shock the tragic news of death of over 30 People’s Democratic Party (PDP) supporters in Benue State today.

“This indeed is too tragic for words and no amount of consolatory words could calm the raging waves of pain in the hearts of the bereaved families and your party.

“However, death as we all know is a universal calamity that has befallen humanity for centuries, but living in the hope that God has given us an assurance of life after death is worth our sober reflection.

“Benue APC commiserates with you over the demise of these beloved ones and pray that God will grant the families of the bereaved and the entire PDP family in the state the grace to bear the pain occasioned by these losses” a statement signed by James Ornguga, the party’s Acting State Publicity Secretary, said.

Meanwhile, thw flag-off of Comrade Abba Moro the Senatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party PDP in Benue South Senatorial district has been cancelled indefinitely.

“This is because of the accident that claimed many lives on the way to the flag of venue” the Abba Moro campaign organization said.