The Tinubu/Shettima campaign event that was scheduled to take place in Taraba State on Friday has been postponed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as of Thursday.
Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, an APC candidate for governor of Taraba, provided an explanation for the cancellation of the campaign event.
The Taraba South senator claimed that the change was made because the original date fell on a Friday, which is a Muslim holy day known as Hajjul-Masakeen.
According to Bwacha, the Presidential Campaign Council does not, as a matter of policy, hold rallies on Fridays or Sundays because those days are holy days for both Christians and Muslims.
In a statement he personally signed, the Taraba APC guber flag bearer regretted the inconveniences caused by the postponement.
His statement reads: “This is to inform all APC members and the general public that the APC Presidential/ Gubernatorial Campaign rally, which was scheduled to take place in Jalingo on Friday 20th January 2023, has been postponed.
“The postponement followed the realisation of an error in fixing the date for the rally.
“The APC-PCC, as a matter of policy, does not hold rallies on Fridays and Sundays to respect the religious sensitivity of its members and supporters.
“Accordingly, the rally is hereby postponed to a new date to be decided in full consultation with the APC Presidential Campaign Council.
“While awaiting the new date, we hereby express our profound regret for the inconvenience caused by this development, and we appeal for patience and understanding.”