George Kajo, Makurdi
The Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Terver Akase has said that it was a Golf Car that collided with governor Samuel Ortom’s security vehicles near Abuja and not the governor’s vehicle.
“We have received numerous calls from concerned Nigerians regarding the accident which occurred on Sunday near Karu Flyover in Nyanya area of the Federal Capital Territory”.
According to Akase, the Governor’s convoy was on the way from Abuja to Makurdi after accompanying him to the airport for his trip to United Kingdom when a golf car collided with one of the security vehicles.
“We thank God that no life was lost in the incident. Governor Ortom who has already arrived safely in the UK, deeply appreciates all the calls and concerns from Benue people and other Nigerians”.
According to Mr Akase, Governor Ortom has been invited as a Special Guest at two international summits this week in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
The events, he said will focus on peace – building, social justice and sustainable development in Nigeria, as well as other parts of the world.
“The summit in the United Kingdom which commences Monday is put together by the Gideon and Funmi Para-Mallam Peace Foundation, while that in the United States is organized by International Committee on Nigeria (ICON).