INEC declares NNPP’s Abba Kabir Kano governor-elect, as govt imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew
The Kano State government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state, hoping to forestall a breakdown of law and order following the announcement of a winner in Saturday’s governorship election.
Kano state’s commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, said this in a statement issued Monday morning.
According to him, 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.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) as the governor-elect in Kano State early Monday morning after a tensed night of continuous collations.
After the collation of election results in the 44 local government areas of Kano State in the state, NNPC led its main rival, APC with 129, 006 votes.
Official figures shows that NNPP garnered 1, 018, 616 votes while the ruling APC) got 889, 610.
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