PDP financial secretary dead, other officials injured in Plateau auto crash

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PDP financial secretary dead, eight injured in Plateau auto crash.

The Peoples Democratic Zonal tour for Plateau central put hold following an auto accident involving the leaders which claimed the life of the Financial Secretary, Mrs Mary Adar Gar.

The PUNCH learnt that the tragic accident occurred Friday evening in Mangu when a Vectra car rammed into the vehicle conveying the PDP leaders, who were returning from Shendam where they had attended the ’s zonal tour for the Plateau .

It gathered that those inside the 18-seater bus conveying the PDP leaders were the Deputy chairman, Bitrus Golden (retd.); caretaker committee chairman of the ,Yakubu Chocho; Secretary,Emmanuel Tuang; Treasurer, Ismaila Abubakar; Auditor, Angela Shinkur; the state woman Leader as well as the Central Zone Vice chairman of the .

An eyewitness ,Timothy Pam said that the party leaders were approaching the Mangu town when the driver of a Vectra car left his lane and hit 18 -seater bus conveying the party officials killing the financial Secretary while others sustained injuries.

The eyeswitness said, “It around 6pm when the accident occurred. A speeding Vectra car hit the 18-seater bus carrying the PDP officials and the bus plunged into a lagoon after summersaulting several times.

“The financial Secretary who was sitting at the back was flown out of the vehicle.

“Unfortunately, she was confirmed dead at the University Teaching , where she was rushed while others only sustained injuries. The driver of the Vectra car was unconscious when I left the .”

State Deputy Chairman of the PDP, Bitrus Golen, who survived the auto crash also confirmed the incident, saying their survival was a miracle

He said, “It was the driver of the Vectra car who caused the accident. We were told that he is a mechanic on the test a car that he had repaired for the owner. And the owner who was with him in the car was even telling the mechanic lower his speed before he suddenly hit our bus. If not because our own driver did his best, the situation could have been worse but we thank God for everything.”

The State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, John Akans, who expressed shock at the unfortunate incident said the party had cancelled the PDP tour scheduled for the Central Zone on in honour of the deceased party official and those who sustained injuries during the accident .

“Considering what happened and in the wisdom of our leaders, we have decided to put off our party’s tour scheduled to continue today () for the Plateau central zone,” he added.