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Bikers carnival mishap: APC governorship candidate suspends political activities to mourn victims

By Kelvin Obambon

Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State, Senator Prince Bassey Edet Otu, has announced the immediate suspension of all political activities in order to mourn those who lost their lives in the Calabar bikers carnival mishap.

Prince Otu, in a statement on Tuesday, expressed sadness over the incident while commiserating with the families of those who lost their lives. He also joined the Cross River State government to call for thorough investigation into the incident.

The statement reads: “The news of the unfortunate and tragic death of some Cross Riverians who left their homes to watch the bikers parade earlier today, came to me as a rude shock.

“I deeply commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in that tragic but avoidable incident.

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“I totally condemn this unfortunate and avoidable death of innocent citizens of our dear state and join the government and other well meaning Cross Riverians in calling for a thorough investigation into the matter with the aim of ensuring that those found culpable are made to face the full wrath of the law.

“To honour the death, I have decided to suspend all my political activities till further notice to mourn with the family of the injured and those who lost their lives.

“May this evil never again befall our dear State.”