By: Ade Adeleke
The senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Nicholas Tofowomo and a 2020 governorship Aspirant of the PDP, Banji Okunomo on Friday evening narrowly escaped death when their car involved in ghastly auto crash.
Banji Okunomo, who is also the PDP Publicity Secretary in Ondo state, and two other members of the party were said to be involved at Igbaraoke axis in Ondo state on their way from Ibadan to Akure.
According to sources, the lawmaker and others involved in the crash are currently admitted at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo, for treatment.
“They were rushed to the hospital immediately after the crash and two of those involved in the accident have been taken to the theatre already for surgery,” the source said.
Meanwhile, the ondo state leadership of the PDP led by its chairman, Clement Faboyede has visited the victims in the hospital.
In a Statement, Zadok Akintoye
Director of Media & Publicity, PDP Ondo State, said “we wish to inform members of the party and all well wishers of Senator Nicolas Tofowomo, Mr. Banji Okunomo, Mrs. Yetunde Dada and Mrs. Toyin Ajinde, that they are all in good states of recovery after the unfortunate accident that occurred yesterday on their way to Akure from a very important trip to Ibadan.”
“Our party appreciates the efforts of the medical team at the Trauma Centre in Ondo, private and public ambulance services that came to their rescue and everyone who has risen up to support them at this trying time.”
“Our party must yet again commend the brilliance of our doctors and medical professionals for their efforts. Our prayers remain with them.”
Similarly, In line with the Corps’ policy of post rescue follow-up on victims’ care, the State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Rotimi Adeleye and Unit Commander, Ondo unit, Olanrewaju Adewumi on Saturday paid a visit to Senator Tofowomo who was involved in a road crash on Friday 6th 2019 along Akure – igbaraoke road.
According the Corps, the Senator and other victims are responding to treatment and efforts of FRSC and other security agencies for their quick response.