The Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State have temporarily suspended all campaign activities following the road accident that claimed the lives of its supporters.
Premium Politics had reported that at least 16 persons were confirmed dead in the accident, leaving 83 others injured.
The PDP supporters were said to be in a truck that crashed in the Panyam area of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State on Saturday.
Naija News reported that the Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP Campaign Council in the state, Yiljap Abraham, have on Monday, in a statement made available to newsmen, stated that the governorship campaign activities have been suspended to mourn the demise of the party supporters.
The statement read, “In a further demonstration of his grief and as a mark of honour to PDP members who were involved in a ghastly road accident on Saturday evening near the Panyam bridge, the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP, Barr Caleb Mutfwang, after due consultations, has suspended all campaign activities with immediate effect.
“The candidate has also asked that intense prayers be offered for divine comfort for families and individuals who are bereaved and healing of the injured.
“The dead will ever remain fresh in the memories of party members and admirers as they are lifted up as heroes of democracy.”