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PDP vs APC: Violence in Kano over Ganduje’s victory

Violence has erupted in the ancient city of Kano, following the declaration of winner in the supplementary governorship election held on Saturday in the state.PDP vs APC: Violence in Kano over Ganduje’s victory

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), had on Sunday night announced the incumbent governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, as winner of the governorship election in Kano State, thereby returning him for a second term in office.

However, violence broke out in the state Sunday night, as aggrieved people turned out in large numbers and were desperate to force their way into the state INEC office, but for the timely intervention of the police, who had also positioned themselves in places around some the state INEC office.

Violence has erupted in the ancient city of Kano, following the declaration of winner in the supplementary governorship election held on Saturday in the state.

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), had on Sunday night announced the incumbent governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, as winner of the governorship election in Kano State, thereby returning him for a second term in office.

However, violence broke out in the state Sunday night, as aggrieved people turned out in large numbers and were desperate to force their way into the state INEC office, but for the timely intervention of the police, who had also positioned themselves in places around some the state INEC office.

The situation became worsened when Professor Bello Balla Shehu, the returning official for the collation of governorship rerun election, declared the governorship candidate the APC, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, as the winner of governorship election.

The teargas fired by the Police to prevent irate youths from gaining entrance into state INEC office made even the journalists, election observers and others to run helter sketter.

However, feelers said the irate youths have taken most of major roads in Kano State, and subjecting resident to palpable fear and tension, as many residents of Sabongari, an area very close to the INEC office, were forced indoors to avoid being attacked.

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