Kano residents defy curfew to celebrate NNPP candidate’s victory

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Residents of Kano State, on Monday defied the curfew imposed by the state government to celebrate the victory of the candidate of New Nigeria Peoples’ Party, Yusuf Abba, as the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

Videos show the residents in large numbers jubilating the emergence of Abba, despite the imposed curfew.

The PUNCH reports that Kano State government had imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew with a view to avoiding a breakdown of law and order, following tensions generated from collation of results of the Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.

Kano State Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Mallam Muhammad Garba, said the decision was “to prevent hoodlums from causing chaos in the already tense situation.”

According to the results declared by the Returning Officer in the state, Professor Ahmed Ibrahim, the NNPP candidate polled 1,019,602 votes to defeat his closest rival, Nasiru Gawuna of All Progressives’ Congress, who polled 890,705 votes.

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