By Joseph Kingston,
Two delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Cros River State to the national convention in Abuja, Chief Godwin Terkus and Barrister Parabalo Ashiple, have died in an auto crash.
Reports say Terkus was elected APC flagbearer for Obanliku state constituency, Cross River State House of Assembly election, 24 hours before his death.
Although the cause of the accident could not be established as at press time, sources close to the deceased, disclosed that the incident occurred along Makurdi road in Benue state Friday afternoon.
It was gathered that the five victims of the accident left their Obanliku local government area and had the accident few hours later. Two of them died at the spot.
In his response, the state chairman of APC, Chief Mathew Achigbe, described the death of the two prominent members of the party as painful, saying they died in active service to their fatherland.
“It is painful and saddening to lose progressives like Terkus and Barr Parabola in such gruesome manner, especially in active service to the party. May the good Lord be merciful unto them and commend them to the Most High.
“We also pray for the speedy recovery of all those who sustained various degrees of injuries in the auto crash. I implore the families to take heart and please accept our condolences as we variously commiserate with them,” he stated.
Former governor, Clement Ebri, also expressed his condolence saying, “I am saddened to the depth of my soul. May God grant them eternal repose and show their gentle souls mercy.”