A man identified as Awwal Idris has reportedly died in a car accident while celebrating the defection of Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council, Alhaji Adamu Mustapha, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
While the supporter and loyalist of the chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council died, three others inside the vehicle are currently receiving treatment at a private hospital in Gwagwalada.
Daily Trust reported that this happened on Saturday March 19, at about 11 am when the convoy of the chairman was on its way to Dobi Ward where he was to be formally received to the PDP by the party’s ward chairman, Abubakar Sarki.
The vehicle which was in the convoy veered off the road, somersaulted and landed in a ditch, killing Idris on the spot.
PDP chairman in Gwagwalada, Alhaji Yunusa Abdullahi who confirmed the incident, said the deceased, a native of Leda village, where the chairman also hailed from, had been buried according to Islamic rites.