Six members of the Labour Party in Ogun State on Thursday, January 22, lost their lives in an auto crash.
According toCity People, two prominent leaders of the Labour party, Ibrahim Oladele and Wale Oke alongside four other partisans were traveling along Owode-Idi-Iroko Road, Yewa South local government area of the state when the bus they were travelling in had a head-on collision with another vehicle.
The six of them were said to be on their way to Abeokuta to participate in the party’s programme on Thursday, January 22 when they lost their lives.
According to City People sources, smugglers who were being pursued by men of Nigeria customs Service, rammed into the bus that the politicians were traveling with.
The state Secretary of the party, Sunday Oginni, confirmed the incident to City People, describing it as a loss.
“The party lost six grass roots politicians to the accident. The accident is a setback to us as a party because the people that lost their lives were very active party leaders who we used as field soldiers for our campaign,” Sunday Oguini bemoaned the accident.