The Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Abdul-Fatawu Bugri Naabu was Thursday morning involved in an accident on the Damango-Fufulso road.
He was traveling from Bole through Damongo to Laribanga in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region on a campaign tour when the accident occurred.
According to his aide, the accident occurred on the road between Damongo and Laribanga around 12 a.m.
He said Mr. Bugri Naabu and five other people in his campaign team sustained injuries and were first sent to Damango Hospital from where they were transferred to the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) for treatment.
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Pictures of Mr Bugri Naabu and his mangled vehicle
The vehicle in which they were driving is mangled beyond repairs.
“We thank God for saving the life of the chairman,“ he said.
Mr. Bugri Naabu who is the incumbent Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP is seeking re-election in the upcoming delegates’ conference slated for Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.
He is being challenged by four other contestants for the chairmanship position.
Bugri Naabu responding to treatment
Mr Naabu's aide, Simark Sheraz, told Graphic Online that doctors at the TTH have conducted all the necessary examinations on him and have concluded he was in a stable condition and that there was no need to transfer him to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra as had earlier been planned.
“As at now, chairman is responding to treatment and the doctors are saying that there is no need for him to be flown to Accra for treatment,” he said
According to Mr Sheraz, the team was moving in a convoy and upon reaching Laribanga, Mr Naabu's vehicle veered off the road and somersaulted several times.
He said the injured persons were first sent to the Damongo hospital before they were referred to the TTH.