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About two members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State have died following a road accident in Agbor, Delta State.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the APC members were travelling to Abuja for the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly slated for Tuesday, June 13.
The APC Publicity Secretary in Imo State, Cajetan Duke, confirmed this in a telephone interview on Tuesday morning.
He said apart from the two victims, about six persons were critically injured and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
According to Duke, about 18 APC supporters boarded a bus from Owerri to Abuja to show solidarity with National Assembly members-elect of the party’s extraction who will be inaugurated on Tuesday.
But their vehicle had a head-on collision with another vehicle at Agbor in Delta State, leading to the death of two persons on the bus.
The party’s spokesman described the incident as unfortunate and devastating for the APC, sympathising with the families and loved ones of the deceased. He also prayed to God to grant the deceased eternal rest.
In another report, Mr. Somtochukwu Udeze who is the member representing Ogbaru II Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, has been announced as the Speaker of the state assembly.
Udeze emerged as the Speaker on Monday, after he was unanimously elected by the 30 members of the eighth Assembly at the State House of Assembly Complex in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
The Eastern Updates reports that he is a third-term member of the Assembly, who first became a member of the house on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in 2015, but later decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party, under which he won re-election to the house in 2019.