•By Quadri Ajayi
The Deputy Political Editor of the Nation newspapers, Raymond Mordi, escaped death on Saturday, 16 November, 2019 when the boat that was to convey him out of Sampou community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State capsized.
Mordi had gone to cover the Bayelsa Governorship election in the community, home of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Senator Duoye Diri when the boat capsized.
The boat has capacity to take four passengers but a fifth person forced his way into the boat despite complain and protests from other passengers leading to the boat turning over.
Fortunately for the passengers, the boat was still in shallow water hence the passengers could all scamper for safety.
Mordi sustained injury on his hands and legs.