Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has commiserated and sent condolences to the families of victims involved in a Lagos State Government staff bus that collided with a moving train on Thursday morning.
The former Governor of anambra State commiserated with the families of the victims via his Twitter page on Thursday.
The 2023 presidential candidate described the tragic incidents as heartbreaking and urged relevant agencies and authorities to stand up to their responsibilities.
He tweeted, “I received the depressing news of a train collision with a BRT Staff Bus in Ikeja today, where precious lives were lost and several people wounded. We must, at all costs, guard against accidents like this.
“The many lives lost to such avoidable incidents are heartbreaking. The relevant agencies and authorities must stand up to their responsibilities.
“I commiserate with the bereaved families and hope the critically injured are given good medical care for quick recovery. We are united with you in this time of sorrow and pain. May God keep us all safe as we go about our daily lives.”
Meanwhile the governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, amidst the grief put a stop to political campaigns and national flags to be flown at half-mast to commensurate the victims of the train crash in the state.
The tragedy left several people injured after a passenger train crushed into a Lagos State Government staff bus on its way from Ikotun en route to Alausa, the state secretariat, at the PWD area of the state capital, Ikeja today Thursday early morning.
He said, “Breaking: Gov @jidesanwoolu suspends campaigns, enjoins others to show the true spirit of Lagos. He thanks all medical personnel and other officials who responded promptly to the incident.
“Gov directs flags be flown at half mast and workers to observe a half day of work tomorrow.”
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