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Ekiti APC senatorial candidate dies in auto crash

14 March 2016, 16:07

Ado Ekiti - The senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the 2015 National Assembly election in Ekiti State, Gbenga Olofin is dead.

Olofin died in a motor accident along Owo-Benin road on Saturday.

He was returning to his base in Port Harcourt, Rivers State when the incident happened.

Also read: Kogi governorship candidate dies in auto crash

He was said to have been travelling alone in his Pathfinder Jeep.

His remains has been deposited at the morgue of  Gabriel Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State.

The deceased was in Ekiti in continuation of his political career, where he received some defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into the APC in his country home in Igede Ekiti on behalf of the State Working Committee on Thursday.

He contested the senatorial election and was defeated by the candidate of the PDP, Fatima Raji-Rasaki.

- News 24


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