President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the tragic truck accident that occurred in Ekiti which claimed several lives. 

A statement by a spokesman for the President, Mr Femi Adesina, said President Buhari joined Ekiti State government and people in mourning those lost in the accident that happened on Saturday in Iworoko Ekiti in Ekiti State.

The deaths were caused by a Dangote truck carrying the All Progressives Congress' branded rice, apparently for campaigns.  

"On behalf of the Federal Government, President Buhari extends sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of victims of the tragedy, which has indeed brought great grief to the local communities.

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"The President joins the Ekiti State Government and people in mourning those lost in the accident. He appreciates the efforts of the State Government in bringing timely succour to the victims in the aftermath of the disaster and assures them of the solidarity of the Federal Government.

"President Buhari’s prayers and thoughts are with those affected by this tragedy as he wishes the injured speedy recovery," the statement read.

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