Kano residents flout curfew, celebrate NNPP victory on the streets

RESIDENTS of Kano have defied the curfew imposed on the Governor Abdullahi Gabduje-led state government on Sunday, March 19.

The curfew was imposed after the gubernatorial election on Saturday, March 18 following disturbances that trailed the governorship and state assembly election in the state.

Residents trooped to the streets in large numbers to celebrate the victory of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) candidate in the governorship poll, Kabir Abba Yusuf.

Residents jubilated on the streets of Kano despite the curfew.

According to reports, the government imposed the curfew to prevent a breakdown of law and order amid mounting tensions during the collation of results.

The state government had earlier accused the members of the NNPP of inciting violence against other citizens during the recent political campaign season.

The ICIR reported that NNPP candidate Kabir Abba Yusuf won the Kano governorship election.



    Yusuf won the election by defeating the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who is the current deputy governor of the State, Nasir Gawuna, and 16 other contestants.

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Yusuf the winner of the keenly contested election after the collation of results from the 44 local government areas (LGAs) in the State.

    According to the returning officer, Ahmad Dokko, Yusuf won the election with 1,019,602 votes, while Gawuna got 890,705 votes.

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    However, there were arguments between party agents that lasted for a long time and led to the postponement of the announcement of the result till March 20.

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