President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over of loss of lives at the All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential Campaign Rally in Jalingo, Taraba State on Thursday.
DAILY POST gathered that some members of the APC reportedly died due to overwhelming crowd at the party’s presidential campaign in the state.
Reacting to the development, Buhari, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant, Garba Shehu, 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.”
While appreciating the massive support he received all over the country, Buhari called for restraint on the part of his supporters in order to avoid such tragic incidents, and improved crowd management at rally grounds.
He said, “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 added.
Commiserating with the families of the victims and the APC family, the President prayed Almighty God to grant peace to the souls of the departed and speedy recovery to the injured.