Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, on Sunday extended his “sincere condolences” to the families of those who lost their lives in Saturday’s gubernatorial and House of Assembly election in some Nigerian states.
In a statement he personally signed, sent to POLITICS NIGERIA, the former Anambra State governor said “a simple thing as an election” should not have been fatal.
Electoral-related conflict led to the death of people in states as Lagos, Osun, Delta and Niger State. Obi said he is very sad with occurrences.
“With sadness, my heart goes deeply to the Nigerians who lost their lives and those who were maimed for participating in such a simple thing as an election. My prayers and wishes for a quick recovery of the injured.
“My sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. May God Almighty grant them eternal rest, and grant their families the fortitude to bear their sad irreplaceable loss.
“I pray earnestly that God Almighty will save and help Nigeria out of this precarious situation,” Obi said.