30th November, 2014
Nigeria’s main opposition, the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Sunday announced the postponement of its House of Assembly primaries scheduled for Monday, 1 December 2014 across the nation.
The shift in date is as a mark of respect for those who were killed in Friday’s terrorist attack in a mosque in Kano, and in sympathy with those who were injured or affected one way or the other by the attack the party called senseless.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the House of Assembly primaries will now hold on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
“All the dates for other primaries remain unchanged,” it said.
APC described the attack as a monumental national tragedy, saying the party cannot be oblivious to the plight of the victims of the absolutely condemnable and totally incomprehensible attack on defenseless citizens in such a hallowed place as a mosque.
In an earlier statement, the party had condemned, in the strongest terms possible, the attack on the innocent worshipers and vowed that terrorism will never prevail no matter how long it takes.
It also urged all citizens to demonstrate the Nigerian spirit of compassion and strength of character by providing succor and support to one another.