Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Ribadu, Adeola, Tinubu escape death
The Presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Mr. Nuhu Ribadu, Vice Presidential candidate, Mr Fola Adeola, and other party chieftains narrowly escaped death at the Bauchi Airport in Bauchi according to a statement by the Director of Media and publicity of the Nuhu Ribadu Campaign Organisation, Ibrahim Modibbo.
The accident Modibbo said occurred when the chartered airplane conveying Mr. Adeola and chieftains of the ACN including the Deputy National Chairman of the party, Boss Mustapha; and Yusuf Alli, former National Chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party; crash landed due to non clearance of the airport runway by airport authorities.
The runway which had been taken over by rams and goats, was not cleared which caused the pilot of the aircraft with number 5BN-BNR to do a forced-landing, damaging the aircraft in the process. The accident occurred at about 12.00 noon.
Meanwhile, the aircraft conveying the ACN presidential candidate, Nuhu Ribadu, and other leader leaders of the party such as Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu had to hover in the air for about an hour for the runway to be cleared before the crash.