by Dolapo Adelana
The Senator Ahmed Makarfi’s led National Caretaker Committee of thePeoples Democratic Party (PDP), has commiserated with the Governor of Cross River State, Professor Benedict Ayade, over the death of some Manchester United football fans that lost their lives at a football viewing center in Calabar, the state Capital, when a high tension cable reportedly fell on the Roof of the Center.
In a statement Sunday by Chinwe Nworom for the faction, the party described the incident as sad and unfortunate.
The statement read in part, “The Incident which occurred at Inyang-Esu area of Calabar Municipal Area Council of the State during a UEFA live football transmission match between Manchester United and Anderlecht on Thursday, April 20, 2017, claimed several lives and injured many other football supporters at the Venue of the Viewing Center.
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“This is indeed very sad and unfortunate! We pray for the souls of all those that lost their lives to rest with the Lord, and quick recovery to the injured persons. We commend His Excellency, Governor Ayade for taking responsibility on the Medical Bill of those in the Hospital, and request for a thorough investigation into what led to the Accident to forestall future occurrences.
“Finally, we wish to assure the people of Cross River State of the PDP’s maximum support always, and its resolve not to disappoint them for entrusting their mandate to our great Party.”
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.