The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has asked its members to pray for the quick recovery of the Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, who has now been flown to the National Hospital Abuja by helicopter.
In a statement by the party’s publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh, the party said “Our great Party is yet to recover from a rude shock arising from a recent similar incident. We therefore wish to direct all our members to observe compulsory minutes of prayers for the speedy recovery of Governor Wada and to spare the Party from further painful incidents.”
Meanwhile, the whereabouts of Mr Wada remained unknown, thereby fuelling speculations that he may have been flown abroad for medical attention.
Channels Television’s correspondent Doris Okenwa reported that as at 8pm there were no sign of the Governor at the National Hospital Abuja where he was said to be receiving treatment.
Government officials have not been forthcoming on the where the governor is receiving medical care. However, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Richard Elesho, told journalists in a phone chat that Mr Wada was hale and healthy and not dead but refused to volunteer information on his whereabouts.
There are speculations that he was taken to the airstrip in Obajana, Kogi state enroute Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from where he will be flown overseas for more treatment.
The convoy of Mr Wada met with the unfortunate accident Friday afternoon at Emi Woro Village, about 12 kilometres into the Kogi state capital while returning from an annual Igala Education Summit which the Governor declared opened at the state university.
Sadly, the Governor’s Aide de Camp, Idris Mohamed, an Assistant Superintendent of Police died on the spot.