Despite two lives lost to an auto crash in his convoy, Bala Mohammed, Bauchi State Governor went ahead with his reelection campaign at Bakori village in Gamawa local council.
The incident which occurred yesterday, claimed a female passerby and a driver who rammed into her with a Golf model vehicle in the governor’s convoy.
It was gathered that Governor Bala’s convoy was heading to Gamawa for his campaign ahead of the forthcoming governorship elections slated for March.
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One of the governor’s entourage (name withheld), explained that the vehicle hit the woman from the village and lost control into a bush where the driver and the woman crushed died instantly.
According to him, other victims who sustained various degrees of injuries were rushed to a hospital for treatment, while the campaign was in progress.
However, Governor Bala in a Twitter post says he was excited about the campaigns and urged voters to give him another chance of four years.
“Today we took our ward-to-ward campaign to the Ubudo Ward, Gamawa Local Government Area, Bauchi State. I’m excited at the massive support and love from our people. 4+4,” he tweeted.
Yusuf Abdullahi, Sector Commamder, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Bauchi Sector denied the involvement of the governor’s convoy in the accident.
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“No motor crash recorded in Gov’s convoy, unless if from another groups of cars, because there different groups of convoys in the campaign,” he told said.
But WikkiTimes understands that the sector commander did not know about the accident as he asked our reporter to avail him further details.
“In which hospital the victims are hospitalised? Confirm so that we know what to do,” he urged.
Mukhtar Gidado, Special Adviser on Media to the governor could not be reached for comments. At press time, a text sent to him had not been responded to.