The Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Umahi, has denied report by an Abuja-based national newspaper that his convey caused an accident along the Kubwa Expressway in Abuja on Tuesday.
Umahi, in a statement on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Emma Anya, said it was unfortunate that his convoy was being linked to the crash simply because it took place a few seconds before the vehicles in the convoy entered the highway.
The statement reads:
We read with utter disbelief, a report in the Thursday edition of the Daily Trust linking a Tuesday accident near Setraco on the Kubwa Expressway to the convoy of His Excellency, Engr. David Umahi.
We state clearly that no vehicle in the convoy obstructed any vehicle on the said road much less of causing the said accident.
For purpose of clarity, the said crash happened some metres away from His Excellency’s convoy.
Going by a police account as reported by the newspaper , the vehicle driven by the occupant skidded off a bridge and fell into a ditch, it would be clear to those who know the route well that the governor’s convoy could not have been responsible for the crash. This is so because the convoy was linking the Kubwa Highway from Katampe through an inter section almost under the flyover bridge.
We deny that a Protocol officer in our Abuja office spoke with The Daily Trust correspondents. If the paper insists, it should name such officer.
We state clearly here that we are being linked circumstantially to the accident simply because we were a few seconds away when the accident was happening.
His Excellency is however saddened that the occupant of the vehicle, Mallam Mukaila Inakakana, passed on.
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