Former US president, Bill Clinton will no longer travel to Nigeria to attend the signing of a peace accord between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), The Cable reports.
Sahara Reporters reported that four people died in the stampede.
On the other hand, the thinking is that Atiku, the wealthy businessman and former top Customs officer, will do better on the fragile economy and govern in a more robust style, but he has been unable to shake off the perception of corruption and impropriety that his dogged his political career and raised eye brows about his wealth.
The presidency did not, however, quote any casualty figure.
The president reacted through a statement issued by his spokesperson, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja, saying he was extending his deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
The president described the deaths "needless loss of lives and an anti-climax to a highly successful outing". "We will ensure that justice is done in this country".
"Lai Mohammed has nothing to say to the Director General of the Buhari Campaign Organization, Rotimi Amaechi, who raised a war chant and threatened Nigerians at the APC Presidential rally in Port Harcourt on Tuesday".
While assuring the government and the people of Rivers state as well as the affected families of the support and prayers of the federal government during this hard time, he also prayed Almighty God to grant the souls of the deceased repose. The presidency blamed the Taraba deaths on overcrowding.
The PDP therefore charged Nigerians to remain alert, resist the incitements of the APC, protect one another, insist that the Presidential election must hold on February 16 and do all, within their legitimate rights, to protect their votes to the very end.