Nathaniel Gbaoron, Lafia
No Fewer than six people lost their lives in Nasarawa on Saturday as Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) was in the state to commission the party secretariat in Lafia.
The tragedy occurred when a bus conveying supporters of the party in the convoy of the presidential candidate lost control near the state capital, Lafia.
Several occupants of the vehicle including minors sustained various degrees of injury and were rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
Four of the accident victims died at the spot while two later died in the hospital. Presidential candidate of the party, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso condoled with the people of Nasarawa, families of the deceased and NNPP over the unfortunate incident.
Kwankwaso while addressing stakeholders and other members of the party during a stakeholders meeting promised to address the prevailing security challenges in the country if elected president in 2023.
Kwankwaso, said he will work towards restoration of peace and security ravaging the country if elected president of Nigeria come 2023.
The former Kano State governor said when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Chindo Ysmusa111, that his visit to the monarch was to receive the blessings of the traditional ruler.
Speaking at the stakeholders meeting, the NNPP presidential hopeful cautioned the party supporters against inflammatory and unguarded utterances’ saying as a genuine Nigerian ready to salvage the country, he would not want to be seen from a negative angle.
He challenged Nigerians not to make further mistakes in the choice of the leaders in the forthcoming general elections.
“We, in NNPP, are to provide Nigerians with good governance, restore peace, and address the security challenges. Improve on the battered economy. Nigerians have suffered enough and so we are on a rescue mission,” Kwankwaso declared.