A Mercedes G-Wagon on the campaign trail of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Saturday ran into a kiosk, killing all four occupants.
This is the second time in two weeks that such an incident will occur, as two people were also killed along the Ankpa/Ayingba road a fortnight ago.
The latest incident was said to have occurred in Idah, headquarters of Igala kingdom.
The G-Wagon was said to be a back-up car for the PDP candidate in the November 16 Kogi governorship election, Mr. Musa Wada.
The Chief Administrator of Idah Local Government, Hilary Edime Amodu, who confirmed the incident, described it as “the recklessness of drivers” on the campaign trail.
A statement issued late Saturday night by Amodu’s Media Aide, Idachaba Muhammed, stated that the accident happened on Saturday afternoon.
“A Mercedes G-Wagon belonging to one of the governorship candidates in [the November 16] Kogi State election ran into a portacabin at Igala-Ogba, Idah, opposite Idakwo Park, killing all the occupants,” Muhammed said.
The driver of the G-Wagon and other occupants are said to be in critical condition at an undisclosed hospital.
Efforts to get the Police confirmation was not successful as at the time of filing this report, as calls to the state Police Commissioner were not answered.
Meanwhile, the Publicity Secretary of the Musa Wada/Aro Campaign Organisation, Mr. Faruk Adejoh, confirmed the incident.
He, however, said two, rather than four, people died, while one was critically injured and was currently in the hospital.
“Yes, there was an accident. A vehicle on the campaign trail veered off the road and ran into a kiosk and killed two people, while one other person was critically injured and receiving treatment in the hospital,” he explained.
Continuing, he said, “Accidents do happen, but it is sheer mischief for anyone to ascribe it to recklessness. No one prays for such calamity.”
On the allegation that the same kind of incident had happened two weeks ago in which two persons allegedly died, Adejoh said those individuals were “victims of attack from All Progressives Congress’ thugs.”
“On our way back from Ankpa on that day, suspected thugs loyal to APC attacked us, and two of our supporters were shot dead,” he said.