Former Governor Ebri condole Bikers’ Carnival accident victims
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Former Governor of Cross River State, Chief Clement Ebri CON have joined numerous sympathizers and well wishers across the country and beyond to condole with the government and the families of the victims in the accident that occured in Calabar during the Bikers Carnival and motor parade.
in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen, Ebri said “without question, the unprecedented but tragic accident that occurred during the “Bikers’ Carnival” on the 27th of December 2022 in which at least seven people were reported dead with several injured, has indeed cast a sombre hue over the colourful luminance and joyful celebrations of the Calabar Carnival.”
Adding, “For close to two decades, this event has become a veritable flagship of unity and hope for a people whose resilient spirit, uncannily literarily makes a “feast out of crumbs” and ignites joy around not just the entire nation, but the world at large.”
“As I join the throng of well-meaning Cross Riverians, Nigerians and our friends from around the world to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives, those who sustained injuries and are now receiving treatment in hospitals, and the government and people of Cross River State, may I say that this unfortunate incident also presents us with an opportunity at self -introspection and reflection with regard to the planning and management of this banquet of festive joy.
I appeal to the public who are no doubt outraged at the near truncation of their ‘moment of joy’ by this sad incident to please exercise restraint in their expression of grief as I am confident that the Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade will not only investigate the current incident, as he has already pledged but will also put measures in place that will mitigate similar occurrences during the ongoing carnival and in the future.”
He continued, “I also want to thank His Excellency, the Governor for his concern and show of goodwill and empathy in his visit to the injured in the hospital and his pledge to offset the medical bills. I further implore him to make a generous provision to cushion the impact of the devastating blow on the families of the deceased and the injured.”
“May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. I pray that the Lord will grant the physically and emotionally injured and traumatized by this incident, the grace for a speedy recovery of body and soul.”