TWO delegates from Rivers State who participated in the just concluded presidential primary of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), have lost their lives in an auto crash.
The two delegates are Loveday Motats and Onimiteim Vincent.
They were involved in an auto crash on their way back to Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, on Wednesday.
Reports say the Sienna vehicle they were travelling in reportedly collided with another car.
One of the victims was said to have died on the spot, while the other was taken to an unknown hospital where he died.
APC governorship flagbearer in Rivers State, Pastor Tonye Cole, confirmed the tragic incident.
Cole described the two dead delegates as loyal servants of the APC in Rivers State.
“We lost these gems in an accident heading back from the presidential primaries, in yet another painful sacrifice for a democratic nation. My heart and prayers are with their families and loved ones at this difficult time.
“While we mourn, we must not despair, instead we will celebrate the lives of these fallen patriots, and carry on their legacies of loyalty, diligence and honor. They have not fallen in vain and the impact they made serving this nation through APC in Rivers State will not be forgotten,” Cole said.
The APC held its primary on Tuesday 7th to Wednesday 8th of June 2022 at the Eagles Square in Abuja, with former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu emerging as the party’s flagbearer.
Former transportation minister Rotimi Amaechi, a presidential aspirant from River State, came second in the primary election.