Following the death of APC supporters in Jalingo,, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a high powered delegation to condole with the Taraba State Government and families of those who died in a stampede during the APC presidential campaign rally on Thursday in Jalingo., the state capital.
Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), who led the presidential delegation, said in Jalingo, on Sunday, that President Buhari was deeply touched by the unfortunate incident.
He also led the delegation to visit four injured people at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo and also condoled with the Emir of Muri, Alhaji Abbas Tafida and Gov. Darius Ishaku.
Mustapha said the President described the death of the eight people during the rally, as “a supreme sacrifice for democracy”.He assured the bereaved that their loved ones have not died in vain.
The SGF said the President prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased, saying God would grant the families the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses.
Responding on behalf of the families of the deceased, Alhaji Haruna Kawuwa, Head of Local Government Administration, who lost his wife, thanked the President for his show of love and solidarity at this point of their bereavement.
Kawuwa assured the President of their continued support and loyalty to his aspiration, and wished the delegation journey mercies back to their various destinations.
Daily Champion reports that the delegation included: the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello and Gov. Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa.
Others were: Dr Ali Pantami, Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency; Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, and Sen. Ali Ndume, among others.
Also the APC Governorship candidate Sani Abubakar Danladi was among those that accompanied the delegation to the Government House.
Those who lost their lives at the Presidential rally included: Alhaji Gudali Buba, Ardo Barkere, Alhaji Musa Namuddi and Sukaina Hassan.Others were Amina Yahya, Zainab Yahya, Safiya Haruna Kawuwa and Ummul Al-Hassan.
In his response, Gov. Darius Ishaku thanked the President Buhari for his concerned, adding that all people that died are Tarabans and commiserate with the APC and families that are bereaved.