The Peoples Democratic Party has expressed shock over Friday’s bomb attack that claimed the lives of innocent citizens worshipping at the Kano Central Mosque, describing it as “very painful.”
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement said the party was grief-stricken when it received the news of the gruesome attack “especially considering that the victims were harmless Nigerians who were at the mosque to offer prayers and express their allegiance and love for the Almighty God.”
As a mark of honour for the deceased and the injured, the party has announced the immediate suspension of the House of Assembly primary election in the state initially scheduled to take place today (Saturday).
The election in other states of the federation will however hold as scheduled.
Mourning the dead, Metuh on behalf of the party said “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 party lamented that victims of the incessant attacks in the country were productive citizens who were making useful contributions for the growth and development of the nation.
Calling on those behind the attacks to have a rethink and embrace peace, the PDP said the nation would have been a better place if the human and material resources as well as the time and energy wasted as a result of the security challenges were channeled towards national development.
It also urged the citizens not to loose faith but continue to remain vigilant and co-operate with the Government and security agencies as they strive to find a lasting solution to the security challenges.
Explaining why the party primary was postponed, the party said it was “in solidarity with the people of Kano state”.
Source: Daily Independent