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JUST IN: PDP Finacial Secretary dies in an Accident

Damilola Adeyemo

PLATEAU – The Financial Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Mrs. Mary Adar Gar, has died in a road accident during the Party’s zonal tour for Plateau Central on Tuesday.

According to reportsit was learnt that unfortunate incident which claimed the lives of the Financial Secretary and several other party leaders occurred on Monday evening in Mangu when a Vectra car rammed into the 18-seater bus conveying the PDP leaders, who were returning to Jos from Shendam where they had attended the party’s zonal tour for the Plateau South.

Those in the bus includes: the state Deputy chairman, Captain Bitrus Golden (retd.); former caretaker committee chairman of the party, Yakubu Chocho; State Secretary, Emmanuel Tuang; State Treasurer, Ismaila Abubakar; State Auditor, Angela Shinkur; the state woman Leader as well as the Central Zone Vice chairman of the party.

A source confirmed that

“It was around 6 pm on Monday when the accident occurred. A speeding Vectra car hit the 18-seater bus carrying the PDP officials and the bus plunged into a lagoon after somersaulting several times.

“Unfortunately, she was confirmed dead at the Jos University Teaching hospital, where she was rushed to while others only sustained injuries. The driver of the Vectra car was still unconscious when I left the hospital.”

Speaking on the incident, the PDP State Publicity Secretary, John Akans, expressed shock and said that the party had cancelled the PDP tour scheduled for the Central Zone on Tuesday in honour of the deceased party official and those who sustained injuries during the accident.

“Considering what happened and in the wisdom of our leaders, we have decided to put off our party’s tour scheduled to continue today (Tuesday) for the Plateau central zone,”

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