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GCPP presidentential candidate, Henry Lartey in car crash

GCPP Flagbearer, Henry Herbert Lartey

The Presidential candidate of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Dr. Henry Herbert Lartey, and his driver escaped death by the whiskers in an accident that occurred early Wednesday.

A Toyota Prado in which the two were travelling veered off its lane and crashed into a Burkina Faso bound truck at Kontoso in the Upper East Region where he was campaigning ahead of the December 7 polls.

Dr. Lartey attributed the accident to possible tiredness on the part of his driver.

“Our around the clock campaign that has taken us through many parts of the country seems to have taken a toll on my driver. He might have been very tired but did not tell me.

“Along the way at Kontoso in the Upper West Region, he lost control and the car veered off the road, skidded into the lane of a truck that was on its way to Burkina Faso and had parts of the right side completely damaged,” Dr. Lartey said in an interview with the  Daily Graphic.

He, however, revealed they both survived unscathed. The Presidential hopeful was quick to add that he and his driver would visit the hospital for a complete medical check-up before continuing with his political campaign.

Dr. Lartey further noted he had made arrangements for a new vehicle to be used as he intended to continue with his campaign in his bid to be President of the republic.

“There was considerable damage to the right side of the car and the fender, so the car has been rendered immovable now.

“I have just contacted the police to tow the car to either Navrongo or Bolgatanga for repairs while we continue the campaign to win more support,” he said, adding that the “near-fatal accident should have slackened my campaign rounds but  the manner of support I had from people who came to the accident scene and the closeness of the elections, as well as my chances of emerging the eventual winner of the presidential election, have rather galvanised me to continue.”

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