By Ismail Auwal
Two delegates from Rivers State died in an auto accident on their way back to Port Harcourt, the state capital.
The victims identified Onimiteim Vincent and Barrister Prince Loveday Motats died after taking part in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Primaries in Abuja.
The accident happened when the Sienna they were traveling in collided with another car, according to reports.
One of the victims is claimed to have died on the spot, while the other was brought to an unidentified hospital and perished there.
APC governorship flagbearer in Rivers State, Pastor Tonye Cole, confirmed the tragic incident.
The deceased, he added, were loyal servants of the APC in Rivers, with whom he had formed a bond and friendship.
“We lost these gems in an accident heading back from the presidential primaries, in yet another painful sacrifice for a democratic nation. My heart and prayers are with their families and loved ones at this difficult time.
“While we mourn, we must not despair, instead we will celebrate the lives of these fallen patriots, and carry on their legacies of loyalty, diligence and honor. They have not fallen in vain and the impact they made serving this Nation through APC in Rivers State will not be forgotten,” Cole stated.