PDP postpones Kano Assembly primaries over Mosque bombing

Olisa Metuh, PDP National Publicity Secretary.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said it has postponed its state House of Assembly primaries in Kano State, slated for Saturday due the bomb attacks on Kano Central Mosque on Friday.

This is contained in a statement issued by Olisa Metuh, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, in Abuja on Friday.

The statement, which described the bomb attacks as very painful, said the party was grief-stricken when it received the news.

It stated that the gruesome attacks claimed the lives of innocent citizens worshiping at the mosque.

This, it said, was callous especially considering that the victims were harmless Nigerians offering prayers to the Almighty God.

“Indeed, our hearts ache for our brothers and sisters who were slaughtered in this horrible attack.

“We grieve for the bereaved, especially those who have been widowed and orphaned today.

“`We share in their sorrows and pray that those behind this atrocious act must not escape justice”, the statement said.

It said victims of the incessant attacks in the country were productive citizens making useful contributions to the growth and development of the nation.

The statement called on those behind the attacks to have a rethink and embrace peace.

It stated that the nation would have been a better place if the human and material resources and the time and energy wasted as a result of security challenges were channelled towards national development.

The statement urged citizens not to lose faith but to continue to remain vigilant and co-operate with the government and security agencies to find lasting solution to the security challenges.

It prayed God to comfort the bereaved and bring enduring peace to the nation

(NAN)


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  • the truth

    Mr metuh enough of all this talk.d people don tire for the same talk and the same press statements.we need action,and we need it now

    • Otile

      So instead of blaming Imam Abubakar Shekau you are blaming Metu. Nigeria needs to brake up the hatred is too much.

      • Dankasa

        Ask your people to leave Kano and other northern parts 1st before you talk about break up, that’s when we know that you people are serious about it. We know you people have hands in all these killings and will ake care of your adequately when Dumbo left Aso 2015 which I m sure about. The whole idea is about Kano and Lagos, we all know that, but it won’t be possible. You think creating state of emergency/ anarchy in Kano will give Dumbo a free passage? You are a big jocker. The last person in the north will not vote for him again and lets see. Shikau is dead according to your sister Ogar except the very big Shekau in the villa.

  • MushinSpeaks

    PDP+GEJ so insensitive to the plight of Nigerians; they are only interested in the continue looting of the treasury; an act we must stop them from. CHANGE must come! It will…

  • ODEYINKA ADEOLA

    WHY DID YOU STOP THE PRIMARIES? IT IS TRADITIONAL FOR PDP TO CONTINUE WITH THEIR POLITICAL ACTIVITIES WHEN NIGERIANS ARE IN A PERIOD OF MOURNING. SO THEY SHOULD CONTINUE WITH THEIR PRIMARIES AND EVEN DANCE IF THEY LIKE, LIKE OGA AT THE TOP DO WHEN NIGERIANS ARE IN A PERIOD OF MOURNING.