Ahmed Makarfi, chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was involved in an auto-crash on Abuja-Kaduna highway on Friday. The accident followed the collision of the vehicle the chairman was traveling in with other vehicles.

In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the PDP said neither Makarfi nor other occupants of the vehicle sustained any form of injury in the course of the collision.

“Earlier today, July 28, 2017, a vehicle conveying the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, CON, was involved in a multiple collision with other vehicles along the Abuja-Kaduna Highway.

“However, we are happy to report that fortunately, the Distinguished Senator and all other passengers in his vehicle came out unhurt. This is to allay the fears of our party members, teeming supporters as well wishers who heard of the accident and have been making frantic calls; as well as those who may stumble on half-baked information,” the statement reads.

Senator Makarfi was on his way to Kaduna from Abuja when the accident occurred. As at the time of going to press, the identity of the other occupants could not be established.