The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari, has condole with the families of his supporters who lost their lives during the party’s presidential campaign rally on Thursday.
Many have been reported dead during the APC rally in Jalingo, Taraba State due to overcrowding.
In his message, Buhari expressed sadness over the incident and called for caution for his supporters.
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STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
PRESIDENT BUHARI MOURNS VICTIMS OF OVERCROWDING AT APC RALLY IN JALINGO
President @MBuhari has expressed profound sadness over the loss of lives at the All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential Campaign Rally in Jalingo, Taraba State, Thursday.
Reacting to reports of the tragic death of some APC supporters due to the overwhelming crowd at the Jolly Nyame Stadium, the President said:
“I always feel very sad and distressed when ordinary Nigerians who love me and our party because of what we stand for and have done, make personal sacrifices by taking the pains to show their support, end their lives tragically.”— President Buhari
While appreciating the massive support he is receiving all over the country, President @MBuhari calls for restraint on the part of his supporters to avoid such tragic incidences, and improved crowd management at rally grounds.
“I want them to stay alive and witness the dividends of purposeful governance that the APC administration will unfold when they renew our mandate,” he said.
Commiserating with the families of the victims and the APC family, the President prays Almighty God to grant peace to the souls of the departed and speedy recovery to the injured.
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