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Nigeria: NNPP Supporters Defy Imposed Curfew, Celebrate Gubernatorial Candidate’s Victory In Kano


Longtong Yakubu, Kano

Despite Kano state’s government declaration of dusk to dawn curfew in the state, supporters of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, on Monday went into the streets to jubilate the declaration of Kabir Abba Yusuf as the winner of the March 18th governorship election in the state.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Kabir Abba popularly known as Abba Gida Gida of the NNPP winner after securing 1,019,602 votes to defeat his closest rival, Nasir Gawuna, of the All Progressive Congress APC, who got 890, 705 votes.

Some of the jubilant Supporters were seen on streets with red face caps with the party’s name, some carried flex banner posters of the winner while others carried sticks and cutlasses.

The Kano state government had before the declaration of winner by INEC, announced a dusk to dawn curfew with a view to avoid breakdown of law and order following tensions generated from the collation of results of the governorship and state Assembly elections.

The state commissioner for information and internal affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba, in a statement, said the decision was to prevent hoodlums from causing chaos in the already tensed situation.

The commissioner called on people in the state to remain indoors as security agents would not spare anyone or group bent on causing trouble.

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