#One Killed In Benue Road Crash As Gov Aspirant, Orbunde, Escapes Death

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The sources said that Orbunde’s vehicle was involved in a ghastly accident at Uchi Village along Makurdi/Gboko Road.

Orbunde served as Governor Ortom’s Chief of Staff before resigning in September to pursue his governorship ambitions.

Babs Usigbe, a local publisher who witnessed the collision, said the governorship candidate had a minor head injury.

When the accident happened, Orbunde was supposed to be returning from a decampment ceremony in Gboko at 5.00 p.m.

“Orbunde had a slight head injury but one of the passengers from the commercial vehicle died on the spot while eight other passengers were seriously injured,” Usigbe, an eyewitness said.

According to the eyewitness, the governorship candidate and his driver, as well as the injured individuals, were rushed to an undisclosed hospital.

Yakubu Mohammed, Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Benue State, confirmed the accident and stated one person died in it, but he did not have all the information yet.

“It is true there was an auto crash but am yet to get full details of the accident. However, I can confirm that one person died,” Mohammed said.

Attempts to contact the gubernatorial candidate’s media contact, Tahav Agerzua, were unsuccessful since he did not answer calls to his cellphone.

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