The senatorial candidate of Accord (A) Party for Kogi West in the forthcoming 2023 general election, Bashorun MD Eseyin has decried the recurring fatal accidents along Felele road in Lokoja.
Speaking during a visit to the scene of the accident on Thursday, Eseyin expressed sadness over the loss of lives and properties in the accident involving multiple vehicles around the Lokoja Mega Park earlier in the day.
The senatorial candidate, who had to put his campaign movement along the area on hold, empathized with victims and of the inferno that erupted as a result of the accident
He, however, said the recurring vehicular accidents on the Felele road are avoidable.
“This is clearly an avoidable circumstance if the drivers plying this road can stick strictly to driving rules,” he said.
While sympathizing with those who lost properties, Eseyin charged truck drivers to always avoid distractions while driving, be conscious of speed limit and avoid driving under the influence of alcohol.
The cause of the accident and fatality rate could not be confirmed as at the time of filing the report.