The All Progressives Congress (APC) lost five of its members in a ghastly motor accident on the Omu-Aran-Ilorin highway on Sunday, one day after the party won a bye-election in Kwara state.
It was learned that he APC members and some party executives of Irepodun area of the state were on their way to Oro, the hometown of Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, for a rally.
The rally was meant to celebrate Raheem Olawuyi’s victory in Saturday’s bye-election.
The vehicles conveying the party members, a Nissan Previa with registration number BU 383 ABJ and Mazda 323 number FKJ 169 AN, were said to have collided with a Nissan Murano Jeep marked KJA 905 CV at about 4:30 pm.
One of the party members was said to have died instantly following the impact of the crash while others were rushed to Adeyemo and Ajisafe hospitals in Omu-Aran.
The other four victims were said to have died in the hospital while those who sustained injuries, among them the party’s Chairman in the council, Hon. Yemi Aransiola, were being treated.