By Peter Amine
The Plateau chapter of All Progressives Congress has suspended its campaign tour for three days, in honour of 13 supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP who died in an auto-accident along Panyam -Pankshin road in the state on Saturday.
Aside the 13 people who were confirmed dead in a truck accident along Pushit – Panyam road, many others were also injured.
The party members were returning from a PDP zonal campaign rally in Pankshin town when they had the accident.
A statement by the Director, Media and Publicity, Atiku-Okowa, Mutfwang-Piyo Campaign Council, Mr Yiljap Abraham said all the injured were stable and responding to treatment including the two cases that were critical on Saturday.
However, the APC Governorship Candidate, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda in a statement by his spokesperson, Shittu Bamayi on Sunday in Jos said on receipt of the news of the accident, he immediately cut short his engagement tour of the southern part of the state.
Yilwatda stated that the suspension became necessary to allow him and members of his party join the PDP, its governorship candidate and the families of the deceased in mourning the accident victims.
The APC candidate in company of members his campaign council also visited the accidents victims at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).
He was taken round the wards by one of the medical personnel, Dr Peter Onumiyan, prayed and wished them quick recovery.
He sympathised with families who lost their loved ones and prayed against the reoccurrence of such an accident.
According to him, JUTH is currently managing 24 cases; Nisi Domino’s Hospital in Mangu 20 cases; Infinity Hospital, Mangu eight cases; Cottage Hospital Mangu four cases; Panyam Clinic eight cases.
He said that in all, there were 64 patients receiving treatment in the aforementioned health facilities.
The director disclosed that families had started claiming and performing the burial rites of their loved ones that lost their lives in the unfortunate accident. (NAN)