Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has expressed shock and sadness over the death of three journalists in a ghastly motor accident that involved the convoy of Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State at the weekend.
Reacting to news of the accident, Dr Uduaghan said that the accident was bad enough adding that he was grieved that it resulted in deaths.
“I am saddened by this accident and grieved that it led to the death of young men in their prime. These are really trying times for journalists particularly coming barely two days after the bombing of some media houses which killed at least three persons”, he stated.
Dr Uduaghan noted that the accident occurred few hours after Governor Oshiomhole led delegates from Edo State to a successful outing in the just concluded Second South-South Economic Summit in Asaba.
He condoled Governor Oshiomhole, the people of Edo State, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), the management and staff of AIT and ITV as well as the families of the dead journalists praying God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.
He also prayed God to grant those who sustained injuries, quick and permanent recovery.