Okada riders leading Mahama’s convoy left in coma and serious injuries
One rider was left in coma after serious crash involving one of the many motorbikes leading the convoy of former President John Dramani Mahama on a visit to Techiman in the Bono East Region on Tuesday.
According to a report, the individual was part of a group of Okada riders who were organised by the Regional Executives of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to lead the convoy of the former President.
It could be recalled that Former president Mahama has already promised to legalise and regularise the use of motorbikes for commercial purposes if reelected into power.
An eye witness account, stated that the accident occurred at a spot around Akrofrom, also a suburb of Techiman on the Techiman-Wenchi road.
The report also indicated that die-in-the wool supporter of the NDC who is popularly known as Bentoa was also riding in the convoy at top speed amidst exhibition of skills and suddenly skidded off the road.
Having lost control of the motorbike, Bentoa and his pillion rider who was identified as Nuhu fell off the motorbike and sustained serious injuries.
Whiles Nuhu is said to have suffered difficulty in walking, Bentoa was said to have acquired a deep cut on his forehead and went into coma with blood drenched all over his body.
With the help of their fellow riders, the two were rushed to the Techiman Holy Trinity Hospital in a taxi.
The campaign team of former President Mahama according to the report, failed to visit Nuhu, Bentoa, who is said to have come out of coma, at the hospital.
However, the former President is said to have reached Accra to address some challenges associated with the voter register exhibition.
He suspended his tour and pleaded with the people of Bono Region that he would re-fix a date to visit the place once the issue with voter’s registration is rectified.