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”.
The party, in solidarity with the people of Kano, subsequently postponed the state House of Assembly primaries earlier slated for Saturday, November 29, 2014 even as it prayed God to comfort the bereaved and bring enduring peace to the nation.
A statement by National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh 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”.
“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 statement added.
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 dastardly acts 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.
The ruling party 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.