The Ondo Senator whose ‘campaign rice’ caused Ekiti accident, has finally broken silence on the incident which led to the death of over 20 people.
Tayo Alasoadura, the senator representing Ondo Central Senatorial District, who is said to be the owner of the branded bags of rice being conveyed by the truck that killed dozens of people on Saturday night in Iworoko/Ifaki road in Ekiti State, sympathized with the victims.
The Ondo Senator whose ‘campaign rice’ caused Ekiti accident who released a statement issued Saturday through his Media Aide, Dayo Joseph, stated that “the said rice was purchased from a Rice Mill in Kebbi State to patronize/encourage our Local production of rice.”
He added that “the rice was actually meant for my constituents to enjoy Christmas/New year celebration as part of my love gift in the spirit of the season but the delivery was delayed till now.”
“Our prayers are with the victims and I pray for the repose of the souls of the departed ones and the fortitude for their families to bear the irreparable loss while I also wish the injured ones quick recovery and return to their normal activities,” he stated.