President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed profound sadness over of loss of lives at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Rally in Jalingo, Taraba State on Thursday.
A statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) blamed the death of the APC supporters on “the overwhelming crowd at the Jolly Nyame Stadium.”
It quoted the President as saying: “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.”
It said while appreciating “the massive support he is receiving all over the country,” President Buhari called for restraint on the part of his supporters to avoid such tragic incidences and improved crowd management at rally grounds.
“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 said.