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Delta: Sheriff Condoles With Diri Over Death Of Bayelsa Queens FC Supporters

Delta State Governor, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, expressed his condolences to Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State following the tragic death of supporters of Bayelsa Queens Football Club in a car accident in Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State.

According to reports, the accident resulted in the confirmed deaths of at least four members of the Bayelsa Queens Football Club supporters, with several others sustaining injuries.

Festus Ahon, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Sheriff Oborevwori, confirmed the accident in a statement released on Sunday evening in Asaba. He conveyed the governor’s sympathies to the families of the deceased, as well as to the government and people of Bayelsa, and offered prayers for the swift recovery of the injured.

The statement also mentioned that the accident occurred as the Bayelsa State supporters’ club was en route to Asaba for the 2022/2023 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Final, scheduled to be held at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.

According to him, a few hours ago, I was informed of the unfortunate accident involving members of the Bayelsa State supporters’ club on their way to Asaba for the 2022/2023 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Final taking place at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

“The Women FA Championship Final is scheduled to take place at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba and the Bayelsa supporters’ team were on transit to Asaba when a bus in the entourage was involved in a fatal crash after Kwale, leading to the death of 4 members of the supporters club with 7 others sustaining injuries.

“It is with a deep sense of sorrow that I commiserate with the families of those that lost their lives in the fatal motor accident of Sunday, June 11, 2023, along Kwale Asaba Road.

“Indeed, their deaths have caused a dark cloud and great sorrow for their families and Bayelsa State.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Delta, I extend my heartfelt condolences to my brother Governor, Senator Douye Diri, the bereaved families and people of Bayelsa State on this sad incident.

“Their untimely deaths have undoubtedly caused great pain and sorrow to their families. I pray for quick healing to the injured and that such tragedy will never occur again.

“May God grant the families and loved ones the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and may the souls of the departed rest in peace,” Oborevwori prayed.

He said that the unfortunate incident was regrettable and had caused great pain to the bereaved families.

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