Confusion in Kano as APC, PDP embark on victory celebration
Aanu Adegun|March. 11, 2019
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 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken the lead from 43 out of the 44 LGAs.
Currently, PDP now polled 960,004 votes as against APC’s 953,522 votes.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), 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 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate, Mr Abba Yusuf, engaged in celebration of victory on major roads of Kano metropolis on March 9.
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