Goodluck Jonathan (File: AP)
Abuja - The inauguration of President
Goodluck Jonathan's Campaign Organisation earlier slated for Monday in Abuja
has been postponed till Tuesday, a senior party official said.
The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters,
Prof. Rufai Alkali, announced the postponement at Legacy House, the PDP
Presidential Campaign office and venue of the inauguration.
Alkali said that the inauguration was postponed following
the death of Presidential Jonathan's younger sister, Mrs Nancy Jonathan-Olei,
Also read: Jonathan loses younger sister
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that members of the
organisation and guests had already seated at the venue awaiting the
president's arrival before the announcement.
"As you are all aware, His Excellency lost his sister,
Nancy Jonathan-Olei, yesterday morning.
"In view of this, the president has decided to suspend this
inauguration for today until tomorrow at 11 a.m.
"Mr President has asked me to convey his apologies for the
inconveniences this postponement has caused and to tell you it was due to
circumstances beyond our control,’’ Alkali said.
A minute silence was, however, observed for
the repose of the soul of the deceased.