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Bugri Naabu involved in a fatal accident

Bugri Naabu involved in a fatal accidentThe Northern Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bugri Naabu has been involved in a near-fatal accident Thursday dawn.

Mr Bugri was returning to Tamale after a political campaign at Sawla and Bole, to seek re-election in the upcoming regional executives’ elections on Saturday when his car crashed at Larbanga near Damongo in the West Gonja district.

The car reportedly somersaulted several times causing all the six occupants of Mr Naabu’s vehicle all sustaining various degrees of injuries.

Reports indicate that Bugri Naabu is in a critical condition and has been rushed to the Tamale Teaching Hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment.

The driver of the regional chairman is reported to have suffered a neck injury. His driver together with his police guard are all in serious condition.

A source at the hospital has confirmed that he will undergo a surgery after which he would be flown to Accra for further treatment.

However, it is unclear whether or not the forthcoming elections will be postponed again over Bugri Naabu’s accident.


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