Jos blasts: PDP postpones Ekiti governorship flag-off

Olisa Metuh

Olisa Metuh, PDP National Publicity Secretary

Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary
Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed, by one week, the presidential flag-off of Ekiti State governorship campaign slated for Thursday.

This was contained in a statement signed by the party`s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Olisa Metuh, on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to the statement, the postponement was in honour of the victims of Tuesday’s explosions in Jos.

No fewer than 75 persons lost their lives to the two blasts which occurred in the central area of Jos.

“Our hearts reach out to the victims and their families, and we pray that Nigerians unite as we say no to terrorism,” the statement said.

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Ekiti governorship election is scheduled for 21 June.

The party expressed the hope that kidnappers of more than 200 schoolgirls from the Government Girls’ College, Chibok, Borno, would soon release them unconditionally.

The students were abducted on 14 April by the Boko Haram sect.