Francis Nwifuru, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Ebonyi State was on friday involved bin a ghastly accident and narrowly escaped death. gathered that a truck rammed into his convoy while returning from a campaign rally at Uburu community Ohaozara LGA of the state. The accident occurred at Amagu community located before Timber shade Abakaliki, crushed the amoured car conveying the APC gubernatorial candidate beyond repair.

Also involved in the accident were the state APC chairman, Stanley Okoro Emegha, the former Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ambassador Frank Nchita Ogbuewu and the driver of the governorship candidate, whose name is yet to be identified at the time of filing this report.

READ ALSO:  Court Fixes Date To Rule On Nnamdi Kanu's Case, As He Request For Reading Glasses, Others

The Director-General of the APC campaign organization, Mr. Austin Umahi, who is the younger brother of Governor David Umahi, told journalists shortly after the accident that the survival of Nwifuru was an act of God.

According to him: “Yes, there was an accident but the act of God was mightly demonstrated, in the sense that we came on the divine mandate. This accident would have been avoided, but unfortunately, we don’t know whether the truck driver was drunk or not.

READ ALSO:  Femi Adesina Speaks on Buhari's Delay on Assenting To Electoral Bill

“I personally narrowly escaped the accident and the next car was our gubernatorial candidate, Nwifuru. The truck driver just crossed the road and the next thing was to put them inside the bush. It is unfortunate but we thank God for everything because our candidate survived.

“Both the driver and two other occupants; the state chairman of our party, Stanley Okoro Emegha and the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ambassador Frank Nchita Ogbuewu are in good condition,” he stated.

Do you have any information or event for candid reporters to publish or cover? Kindly Call us on 09019260726 or send us message on Whatsapp number 07034623382 or send us an email

Disclaimer: Candid Reporters publishes news, information, sports, opinions, and Interviews. The site includes both reported and edited content. Unmoderated posts and Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of Candid Reporters or any employee thereof..


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here