- An accident in the Eastern Region involving three NDC executives has been reported
- All executives suffered varied levels of injury, receiving treatment at Atibie Government Hospital
- The Nissan Truck carrying these executives has been mangled by the accident
YEN.com.gh has learned that about 3 officials of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) suffered a car accident in the Eastern Region.
Reports from Adom FM indicate that these executives were returning home from a tour in the Afram Plains. Officials of the Atibie Government Hospital have released the names of these executives. They include: Hackman Kabore, Regional Organizer, Richard Etornam Nyarko, Deputy Regional Organizer and Michael Akorli, Deputy Regional Communication Officer.
YEN.com.gh has gathered that these NDC officials were on their way to have a meeting with the national chairman of the party - Ofosu Ampofo - for a brief on their zonal campaign planning with the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah.
The executives were on a party-branded Nissan Truck which veered off the road upon hitting a bumpy stretch. the mangled vehicle rolled over five times and landed in a ditch.
This accident follows the death of six staunch supporters of the National Democratic Congress, NDC. The vehicular accident which happened at Fante in the Ejura Sekyedumase Municipality has also seen several others sustaining varied levels of injury.
The truck-load of supporters was crossed by a motorcycle resulting in the driver losing control of the truck.
It all happened when these supporters were enroute to partake of the campaign tour of the region which will see the party’s flag bearer attend. The accident reportedly happened when the truck-load of supporters was crossed by a motorcycle resulting in the driver losing control of the truck.
About, 150 staunch supporters of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) were involved in a road crash enroute to a political campaign rally at Banda in the Bono Region.
Authorities have confirmed the death of two persons so far. Fifty other supporters at the hospital received treatment for varied stages of injury. It all happened when the truck they were boarded somersaulted in the process of a heavy vehicular movement.
As stakes remain high for John Mahama and President Akufo Addo, both contenders are leaving nothing to chance even if it means pulling huge crowds. Transport analysts are concerned about the state of rural roads and their exposure to accidents during the election season.
Car accidents have been on the rise in 2020, the National Roads and Safety Commission, has revealed. With the campaign season heating up, there are concerns for the safety of both presidential candidates and their supporters - considering the reckless driving that comes with campaigning.
The World Health Organization estimates that 1.35 million people die as a result of road traffic crashes. Motorcycles as a means of transport are increasingly becoming the preferred and easiest means of transportation for most people in developing countries despite the associated risk.
Road transport is the dominant mode of transport in Ghana. It accounts for more than 80% of passenger traﬃc and over 70% of freight traﬃc in the country.
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Source: Yen News