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Gov. Adams Oshiomhole Denies Sustaining Injuries In Accident Involving His Convoy



Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole on Monday denied insinuations that he sustained injuries in the accident involving his convoy three days after Christmas. He said, “It is true that on December 28, 2013, at about 10am, I was heading from my village to Benin City to receive the Vice President, who was visiting Uromi to attend the birthday celebration of Chief Tony Anenih. Even though he was on a private visit, I am obliged by protocol to receive him.

“I believe somewhere in Ewu, a bus that was packed with goods veered off its lane and headed straight to my car and hit the car. But for the fact that the car is armoured, it would have somersaulted given its impact and the bus driver was clearly on high speed.
“The luck however was that we were not on speed and so it was possible for the vehicles in my convoy to stop, otherwise, all the vehicles would have ran into my car and one thing would have led to the other.” There had been speculations that Oshiomhole sustained grievous injuries in the accident and that he had been flown abroad for treatment. But the governor said nobody sustained injuries in the accident.

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