While several citizens continue to pray for peaceful polls, the Nigerian presidential election almost claimed its first casualty through an accident on Friday.

Mr Ahmed Ogembe, the Senator representing Kogi Central survived an auto crash along the Abuja-Lokoja road on his way to Okene for elections.

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Senator, Mr Duke Opeyemi, disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lokoja.

He said that the accident occurred at about 9 a.m on Friday, at Gegu community in Kotonkarfe LGA of Kogi state.

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NAN reports that Ogembe is seeking re-election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 National Assembly election in Kogi central.

According to Opeyemi, his bulletproof car somersaulted several times, but the senator and other occupants of the vehicle came out alive and un-hurt.

The senator expressed gratitude to God for saving his life and that of the people with him.

He prayed for more of God’s protection over his life, his family and the entire people of his constituents and Kogi state at large.

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