Press Statement from Edo State Government

Governor Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole survived a motor accident at Ewu
Village along the ever-busy Benin-Auchi road in Edo State at
about 9.45am Saturday, 28th December 2013 on his way back to Benin City
from his Iyamho Village. The incident occurred at about 9.45am at Ewu,
in Edo Central Senatorial District, when a Peugeot J5 Bus filled with
tomatoes and plantains apparently lost control and rammed into the
Governor’s Flag Car from the opposite direction before swerving into a
roadside ditch.

Three vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were in front of the Governor’s
Flag Car and had passed the Peugeot J5 Bus before it [J5 Bus] had direct
impact with the Governor’s car, which had the Governor, his
Aide-De-Camp [ADC] and his Driver as occupants. The Governor’s Car was
badly affected but both occupants of the Peugeot J5 Bus and that of the
Governor’s sustained no injuries.

 The Peugeot J5 Bus was following a truck that was descending the Ewu
Slope when it suddenly veered off into the Governor’s lane from the
opposite direction and directly impacted on the Governor’s vehicle,
apparently because of brake failure. The good story is that nobody
sustained injuries in both vehicles. The Comrade Governor is hale and
hearty, his ADC and other occupants of the Peugeot J5 are also in good


The incident has been reported to the Divisional Police Station at
Ewu for further investigation. This is to assure all good people of Edo
State that there is no cause for alarm. Their loving Comrade Governor is
fine, hale and hearty as well as other occupants of the other affected
vehicle. The Comrade Governor is wishing everyone a prosperous new year

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Prince Kassim Afegbua
Special Adviser, Media & Public Affairs.

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