By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
The Candidate of All Progressives Congress for the September 19, 2019 Governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Tuesday suspended campaign over the death of two policemen who died in a road accident involving his convoy.
The tragedy reportedly occurred before Oluku junction along the Benin-Akure road, Ovia North East local government area of the State.
A truck was said to have rammed into his entourage which included Chieftains of the APC.
The entourage were heading to Usen in Ovia North East Local Government for its Candidate campaign when the crash occurred.
Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, Mr. John Mayaki confirmed the accident in a statement.
He stated that “Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has therefore called off his rally at Usen, following a road crash”.
Mayaki said APC candidate suspended the scheduled event to honour the dead.
He expressed Ize-Iyamu’s condolence to the families of the victims, adding that “they are not alone in their grief”
He also assured that the campaign would do everything within its powers to ameliorate their grief.
The statement called on everyone to pray for the soul of dead, and against the recurrence of such tragedies.