BREAKING: NNPP wins Kano, state govt declares curfew

By Ladi Jossy

The candidate of NNPP Engr., Abba Kabir Yusuf has emerged the winner of the Kano state gubernatorial election.

In the Final results announced by Returning Officer: Professor Ahmad Doko Ibrahim, Yusuf polled 1,019,602 while the candidate of APC, Nasir Yusuf Gawuna polled – 890,705 to come second.

The break down of votes as follows total valid votes: 1,977,872, rejected votes: 27,092, total votes cast: 2,084 and the difference is : 128,897

The results from all the 44 LGAs have been read out by the collation officers with NNPP leading with over 120,000 votes, the final declaration has been delayed since 3am due to issues on the cancelled votes.

Meanwhile, the Kano state government has imposed a dawn to dusk curfew, which it said was in a view to avoid breakdown of law and order following tensions generated from the collation of results of the governorship and state Assembly elections.

In a statement issued by state commissioner for information and internal affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba, the announcement was issued Monday morning.

He said the decision was to prevent hoodlums from to 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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