National officials of Nigeria’s newest political party, the Democratic Peoples Congress, DPC on Saturday survived a traffic accident on Abuja/Lokoja highway.
National Chairman of the party, Rev. Olusegun Peters, who was among the victims, told newsmen in Lokoja that three officials were critically injured.
He said that the accident occurred when the Toyota Hiace bus conveying the officials somersaulted after its rear tyres bust at about 10:00 a.m. near Irehi village.
Peters said among those critically injured was the National Vice Chairman of the party, Mrs. Comfort Effion.
He said officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, evacuated all the victims to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The national chairman, said the party had just inaugurated its first state executive committee in Kogi since it was registered by the Independent National electoral Commission on June 16, this year.
The DPC national chairman said the party would contest in the November 21 governorship election in the state.