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Bugri Naabu Escapes Death

• After Near Fatal Accident

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Doctors at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) have confirmed that Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Daniel Bugri Naabu is out of danger after his vehicle was involved in a near-fatal accident, on Thursday dawn.

Initial reports purported that Naabu was in a critical condition ―with a spinal injury and was going to be flown to Accra for further treatment but photos and medical reports from TTH show the NPP chairman is in a stable condition.

The controversial Northern Regional Chairman was returning to Tamale after a political campaign to seek re-election in the upcoming regional executives’ election on Saturday when his car crashed.

Party officials and sympathizers thronged the TTH early hours of yesterday to confirm the news and to ensure that the NPP chair was fine.

Speaking to Starr news, the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed who visited Naabu in the hospital says he (Naabu) is in a stable condition despite the serious accident.

“When the news got to us we were so frightened and scared but after coming to look at him, his condition is not bad but the medical doctors do not want to take chances so, they have examined him thoroughly to establish that his medical condition is stable. From the preliminary results we have seen and from the doctors’ perspective, he will soon continue his campaign,” Mr Saeed assured.

According to reports, Naabu and his team were travelling from Bole through Swala to Damongo when the car veered off and somersaulted several times close to the Larabanga Mosque.

Foul Play?

The NPP Northern Regional Communication Director, Issahaq Abdul-Latif said no foul play was suspected adding that the “issue is about a vehicle that has gotten itself in an accident and we are just working things out to make sure that he (Naabu) fully recovers so that he can come out of the hospital and continue his campaign.”

As to whether the incidence would affect Saturday’s elections, the NPP communicator says it had not been confirmed.

Meanwhile, other occupants of the mangled Naabu vehicle are reported to be receiving treatment at TTH’s emergency ward and are doing well.

By: Grace Ablewor Sogbey/ ksogbey@gmail.com

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