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Opposition hails PDP Adamawa rally suspension

29 April 2014, 09:30Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has hailed the reported suspension of the ruling People's Democratic Party rally scheduled for Adamawa State on Tuesday.

The suspension is said to be in line with the prevailing mood of the nation, including the abduction of over 200 school children in Borno State.

In a statement issued in Lagos by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party called the suspension the "very right" decision to take under the circumstances.

APC said the suspension of the rally had shown that President Goodluck Jonathan was beginning to listen to the voices of his compatriots on important national issues.

''As we said in a statement we issued on April 24th, it smacks of insensitivity, inhumanity and indecency for our President and other leaders to be engaged in any celebratory venture when we do not yet know the fate of the school girls who were abducted from their school and taken to an unknown destination.

''We also said the President should not repeat the same mistake he made by flying to Kano to dance at a political rally even as the smoke was yet to clear from the scene of the Nyanya bus park bombing. We are delighted that good sense has prevailed this time,'' APC said.

The party said while the President did not have to shut down the government, he must continue to shun all celebratory public outings until all the school girls have been safely reunited with their families.

- CAJ News

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