Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has condoled with the families of two of his supporters who attended his Jos rally, but died in a road crash thereafter.
The supporters were identified as Mrs Christy Yelick Dungtou and Mr Donatus Morkwap, members of one of the candidate’s support groups. The duo died in a road accident on their way to Shendam.
Mrs Dungtou died at the scene of the accident while Morkwap gave up as he was being conveyed to General Hospital, Barkin-Ladi.
I received with sadness news of the loss in a road accident of Mrs Christy Dungtou & Mr Morkwap of one of our support groups on their way from Jos. 3 others are hospitalised. My prayers are with the deceased families. I’ve directed that no resource be spared to treat the injured.
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) January 13, 2019
Mr Kwalmi Julius, one of the injured whose condition is critical is receiving treatment at the Plateau Hospital, Jos while the other two have been referred to Shendam.
The Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign said it was in contact with an official of the support group who has confirmed that the corpses of the deceased have been deposited at the mortuary in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State.
“Atiku Abubakar expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased even as he prays for the speedy recovery of those still in hospital”, said Paul Ibe, media adviser to the presidential candidate.
“The former Vice President has directed his campaign organisation to spare no resource in ensuring that those still in hospital receive the best of medical care. He has also instructed that the Campaign takes care of the burial cost of the deceased”, Ibe added.