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11 Bayelsa Female Politicians Die in Auto Crash While Returning From Visiting Patience Jonathan



Frsc rescueEleven female politicians from Bayelsa on Saturday night died in a ghastly auto crash, while one person survived from the wreckage of their vehicle, which burst into flames.

The accident occurred at the Ahoada axis of the East-West road in Rivers.

The Bayelsa Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Vincent Jack, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Yenagoa.

He explained that nine of the 11 persons were burnt to death, while the remaining two died without burns.

Many others who sustained injuries during the accident were rushed to Madonna clinic in the area,’’ Jack said.

He said the accident occurred when the tyre of a Toyota Sienna car burst and rammed into the bus carrying the women.

“The car then also rammed into the bus in confusion, a situation which led to the bus going up in flames,’’ Jack said.

NAN gathered that the Coaster bus in which the women were traveling in bore the inscription “Women For Change Initiative’’, a non-government organisation (NGO) promoted by First Lady Patience Jonathan.

According to The Nation, the deceased had paid a solidarity visit to Patience Jonathan in Okirika where they spent two days.  It was while returning from the visit that the accident reportedly occurred.

First Lady Commiserates with Bayelsa Government Over the Politicians’ Death

Patience Jonathan, on Sunday commiserated with the Bayelsa Government over the death of the women via a statement by her Media Assistant, Ayo Adewuyi:

The First Lady prays the Almighty God to grant the souls of the deceased eternal rest.

She also prays that God will give the families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Photo Credit: (*photo is for illustrative purposes only*)


  1. Bandit

    February 16, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Ritual sacrifice?

    • Pappy J

      February 16, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      They can do all the ritual sacrifices they want,they are leaving aso rock May 29.

  2. Hugo

    February 16, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Karma is a b*tch. Fix East West Road wey pass your doormoth, GEJ no gree. Now this….

    • Ebony

      February 16, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Is East West road a State or Federal road?

    • onyii

      February 18, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      Its a federal road, the Eleme axis of it is a nightmare.


    February 16, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Na wa o! GOD HELP US

  4. NG

    February 16, 2015 at 9:30 am

    The same East-West road that claimed the life of Patience Jonathan’s ‘mum’ last year. Julius Berger got the contract to do this road but a renowned personality in the ruling that spent our billions on supposed road constructions/maintenance allegedly instigated brigands to unleash kidnap spree on Berger staff forcing the company to flee and leave the coast clear for mr unfix it whose company now got the contract for the road. Trueor false on the issue of brigands? i dont know but i do know the road has not been completed to date and has claimed several innocent lives- rememeber those that died scooping fuel from a tanker that fell while navigating the bad road ?

    APC!APC!APC! when you had the opportunity why did you foist on me a choice between incompetence and vile religious bigotry? Now i am left likely to vote for incompetence because at least Nigeria will live through that and hope for a true messiah tomorrow but another wave of religious shenanigans even if no capacity exists to islamise the country? Will there be a country after more brazen romance with sharia, Al-qaeda type rhetorics and activities? I doubt so much

    • NagosBigBoi

      February 16, 2015 at 11:31 am

      I like people like you who are very clear and level headed about why you support who you support.
      While I disagree with you tha GMB is a religious bigot, I understand the fear such a belief causes. I was once there – arguing that GMB took us into OIC, supported BH, etc. and I would never support him. Someone (a northern christain) challenged me and piece by piece showed me how all my fears were “trumped up”.
      Like you, I am looking forward to 2019 because I think 2015 has shaken up our politicians and they will think better about the candidates they present for future elections. Any future candidates have to have a record of performance, relatively clean hands and a record of utterances that is vetted.

    • Iris

      February 16, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      I also have those fears. If truly there is proof that those reasons are trumped up and he will work hard to prevent religious bigotry among other things, I will happily throw in my lot with APC.

  5. Ayodele A. Ojo

    February 16, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Question : Why did Obasanjo speak out in the first place?

    Answer : Because the Federal Government of Nigeria led by GEJ, systematically undermined our Nationhood by indirectly undermining the Independence of INEC.

    The cancer therefore lies in the inability of our government to ensure we have strong and viable institutions, where government interference is no more. This is not rocket science.

    Unfortunately for some the idolisation of the Presidency is a also a cancer that the likes of Femi, Ayo, & Doyin suffer from and since we have no immediate remedy, join me in praying for supernatural change of mind. Amen

    Ayodele A. Ojo

  6. bruno

    February 16, 2015 at 10:54 am

    I don’t think many of you people can read. when did the police ever say it was because of the east-west road.

    “he said the accident occurred when the tyre of a
    Toyota Sienna car burst and rammed into the bus
    carrying the women.”

    “The car then also rammed into the bus in
    confusion, a situation which led to the bus
    going up in flames,’’

    bunch of olodos on the comment section.
    a group of women who are mothers, sisters and wives to someone are dead and u are saying its karma. are u people this wicked.

    rip to the women.

    • NagosBigBoi

      February 16, 2015 at 11:17 am

      Thank you! We tend to lose all sense of decency once it comes to politics! No be GEJ burst the tire wey burst!

  7. Oy

    February 16, 2015 at 11:04 am

    politics sha

  8. NagosBigBoi

    February 16, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    @iris, please do not throw in your lot with a party. We should do it candidate by candidate. Our current major parties are exactly the same!
    I am happy to share what I learned about GMB. I am on Twitter.

  9. FNP

    February 16, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    May their soul rest in perfect peace

  10. FNP

    February 16, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    There is God o!

    Father have mercy on us and may the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace.

    May God also comfort their family and loved ones of their tragic loss

  11. Tunmi

    February 17, 2015 at 12:13 am

    Where are the politicians’ names and titles? Otherwise, why are they called politicians?

  12. ngozi

    February 17, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Pdp is gone forever! God is against them

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