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Obi blames bad road, insecurity as 35 die in Kogi, Enugu


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The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, has pointed fingers at the poor state of road infrastructure and insecurity under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration as contributing factors to the deaths of 35 individuals in accidents in Kogi and Enugu states.

In a series of posts on his official X handle on Wednesday, Obi expressed his concern over the tragic incidents.

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“I have just confirmed two very gory road accidents in Kogi and Enugu states, respectively, that claimed the lives of 35 persons,” Obi stated.

He highlighted that the accident in Kogi occurred on Sunday along the Okene/Lokoja route, resulting in the loss of 19 lives, while another accident along the Nsukka/Enugu Road in Enugu state on Tuesday led to the death of sixteen persons.

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Although the exact cause of the accidents is yet to be determined, Obi emphasized the role played by the deplorable state of roads and the prevailing insecurity.

“This is why I continue to shout out that our meagre resources should be channelled at priority areas to fix our internal roads to make them passable before going for superhighway projects, which will take the chunk of the resources meant for these essential areas,” Obi remarked.

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He extended his condolences to the families of the deceased and the injured, as well as to the governments and people of Kogi and Enugu states, urging them to find strength in the face of such immense loss.