Edo State Governor, Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole yesterday survived a motor accident at Ewu Village along the ever-busy Benin-Auchi road in the state.
In a statement signed by his special adviser on media, Prince Kassim Afegbua, he said that the incident occurred when the governor was returning to Benin City from his Iyamho Village.
Afegbua narrated that 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 road side 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 had direct collision 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 no injuries were sustained by the occupants of both the Peugeot J5 bus and the governor’s flag car.
“The Peugeot J5 bus was following a truck which was descending the Ewu slope when it suddenly veered off into the governor’s lane from the opposite direction and collided with the governor’s vehicle, apparently because of brake failure,” Afegbua said.
He said the “comrade governor is hale and hearty, his ADC and other occupants of the Peugeot J5 are also in good condition”.
The incident has been reported to the divisional police station at Ewu for further investigations.