John Mayaki the chairman of APC campaign team released a statement on Tuesday addressing rumors about former Governor of Edo and other leaders of the party were involved in an accident on their way to a campaign event in Usen.
The reported accident actually happened but the former Governor and the leaders are reportedly safe but 2 police died in the accident. A trailer at Oluku junction reportedly ran into the convoy of former Edo governor, Adams Oshiomhole, while he was travelling with other leaders to the campaign event in Usen.
Pastor Ize-Iyamu the APC candidate alleged in a statement on his Twitter account that the incident is considered to be an assassination attempt.
“The circumstances of the crash were indeed curious and have left us deeply concerned, as the truck responsible for the crash, according to witness accounts of those in the convoy and other road users, appeared to have deliberately rammed into the convoy
His opponent though Governor Godwin Obaseki sent his condolence to the APC over the incident.
“I received the news of the accident with shock and commiserate with the former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the candidate of the APC in the forthcoming governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu over the very unfortunate incident involving their security aides and top chieftains of the party in the campaign team,”he said.
Both camps have accused the other of fuelling violence ahead of the election.