Yet to be disclosed number of lives were lost Tuesday, September 1, as the campaign train of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu involved in a fatal accident.
Report says a trailer ramed into the travelling campaign entourage of top chieftains of the APC, claiming lives at Oluku junction, Benin.
In a statement endorsed by the Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, Mr. John Mayaki, the campaign said it was suspending the scheduled event, to honour the dead.
On behalf of Pastor Ize-Iyamu and the APC, Mayaki condoled with the families of the victims, saying they were not alone in their grief.
It pledged that the campaign would do everything within its powers to ameliorate their grief.
Reaching out to the families of the policemen involved in the fatal crash, the campaign said Edo would never forget their supreme sacrifice.
It called on everyone to pray for the soul of dead, and against the recurrence of such tragedies.