– Supporters of the PDP and the APC are already celebrating their victory in Kano state
– Both parties are claiming to have won Saturday’s governorship election, though INEC is yet to announce winner
– However, police spokesman in the state has said the INEC should be allowed to finish collating the results and declare authentic winners before any celebrations
As Nigerians await result of the governorship election in Kano state, supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and those of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have taken to the streets in celebration, both claiming to have won Saturday’s governorship election.
However, the PDP has taken the lead from 43 out of the 44 LGAs. Currently, the party has now polled 960,004 votes as against APC’s 953,522 votes.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Kano police command has warned residents of the state against celebrating unofficial results of the governorship and state House of Assembly elections.
The police public relations officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, gave the warning in a statement issued to newsmen in Kano on Sunday.
He said the command has observed with concern how some political gladiators in the state have commenced celebration of victory in some places.
Haruna said the warning is to maintain peace, harmony and do away with any accident and breach of peace in the state.
“The command is categorically putting it clear to all and sundry that the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) should be allowed to finish collating the results and declare authentic winners before any celebrations,” he said.
According to him, any person found engaging in such celebrations leading to breach of peace will be arrested and prosecuted as provided by law.
NAN recalls that supporters of the PDP governorship candidate, Abba Yusuf, engaged in celebration of victory on major roads of Kano metropolis on March 9.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that men of the Nigeria Police Force arrested the Kano state deputy governor, Nasiru Gawuna, and the state’s commissioner for local governments, Murtala Sule Garo.
The men were allegedly arrested for attempting to disrupt the collation of result at Nasarawa local government area of the state.
The chairman of Nasarawa local government, Alhaji Lamin Sani was also arrested by the police.
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