By Ovie Okpare
The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended state congresses of the party slated for Tuesday March 24, 2020 over the outbreak of the COVID-19.
PDP also suspended all political activities both at the national and state levels across its offices nationwide.
In a statement signed its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the decision are parts of measures aimed at supporting the Federal Government’s efforts at curtailing the spread of the Coronavirus.
The statement read, “Sequel to the earlier decision of our party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to shutdown activities at our secretariats and offices across the country, the party has further resolved to suspend all activities bordering on congresses, rallies and other large gathering of members of our party across the federation, with effect from Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
“This decision has become imperative in respect to the need for continuous social distancing and other health safety measures against the spread of COVID-19 in our country.”
The PDP enjoined the government to continue to review situations as they concern the fight against the spread of COVID-19 and take measures, even if stringent, to safeguard lives of Nigerians.