Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos addressing the members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at a meeting held at the APC secretariat in Lagos, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

By Oladipupo Mojeed

A bereaved man has narrated how he lost his eight-day-old baby due traffic jam caused by a stakeholders’ meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state.

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Major roads around the APC state headquarters in Ikeja were closed to traffic because of the APC rally, subjecting residents to hardship.

The programme organized ahead of the July 22 local government election was attended by Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos State, and Bola Tinubu, national leader of the party.

The father of the deceased took to Twitter to express his anger.

Tweeting via @sauce231, the man narrated how the baby died in the traffic gridlock on Acme Road, Ogba.

According to him, the eight-day-old was being taken to a specialist hospital on Lagos Island when the sad incident occurred.

“I was at the office; my wife, dad, mum, and three of my aunties were the ones doing the running around. From Oke Ira, Ogba, they were referred to a children specialist hospital on the island but my child died in the traffic.

“Imagine your child dying in the presence of his mother and grandparents inside traffic. First grandchild.”

See his tweets below

I prayed for you this morning, kissed you and told you I would see you and your beautiful mum when I’m back from work.

 

@ugobarthy @tallolisa @adiseun @AkinwunmiAmbode @APCNigeria why didnt the lastma officials that my parents were begging to let them through because of the emergency call the attention of the ambulance