ABA TRAGEDY: PROF IBE MOURNS VICTIMS, CONSOLES GOV. OTTI.
Member of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Presidential Advisory Council and governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA) Prof Gregory Ibe has commiserated with the government and people of Abia state on the tragic accident that occurred on Tuesday at Waterside Aba, which claimed many lives.
Speaking on the heels of the unfortunate incident, Prof Ibe, who consoled Governor Alex Otti and members of the bereaved family, expressed deep concern over the worrisome preponderance of road crashes on the bridge axis of waterside in Aba and called for an immediate solution to the perennial traffic challenge in the area to prevent further loss of lives.
According to Prof Ibe, “I received with sadness news about the tragic road crash on the waterside axis of Aba which claimed many lives and wish to commiserate with our Governor, Dr Alex Otti and members of the bereaved families over the painful loss of their loved relations. While not approving of death in any form, I think dying through a road crash is a harsh and brutal way of signing off from this earth. It is a black Tuesday as i deeply mourn the unfortunate victims of this accident”.
Continuing, he said, “I believe this is one fatal incident too many on this same waterside bridge and therefore presents a worrisome traffic challenge that must be urgently addressed to prevent reoccurrence and subsequently avoid further loss of precious lives”.
Tragedy struck when a trailer carrying a container of goods lost control while descending Ogbor Hill in Aba in the early hours of Tuesday and consequently crashed into some vehicles at the waterside bridge killing many people in the aftermath.
It will be recalled that a similar incident that equally claimed many lives occurred at the same waterside bridge in February 2022, leading to the closure of the popular Ahia Udele market by the previous administration.
– Sleek Ogwo, ANIPR