The inauguration of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Campaign Organisation was postponed yesterday following the death of his younger sister, Mrs. Nancy Jonathan-Olei.
The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Prof. Rufai Alkali, announced the postponement at the venue of the event at Legacy House in Maitama District, where dignitaries had already taken their seats awaiting the President’s arrival before the announcement.
“As you are all aware, His Excellency lost his sister, Mrs. Nancy Jonathan-Olei, yesterday (Sunday) in the morning.
“In view of this, he has decided to suspend this inauguration for today until tomorrow (Tuesday) 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 one-minute silence was observed for the repose of the deceased’s soul.