Is Kano State not excited about the result of the governorship election in the state? Or is it because the ruling party in the state did not win the election?
The candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party’s (NNPP), Yusuf Abba Kabir, has been proclaimed the victory of the Kano State governorship election held on Saturday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced this on Monday morning, March 20, 2023.
While people are jubilating for the victory, the state government says that jubilation must happen in the day time only.
As a result, the government announced a dawn to dusk curfew to quell the unrest caused by the gubernatorial and State Assembly elections.
The state commissioner for information and internal affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba, announced the curfew on Monday in a statement.
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The curfew, according to Garba, was put in place to avoid a breakdown of law and order.
The commissioner called on people in the state to remain indoors as security agents would not spare anyone or group bent on causing trouble.
Kano State is largely a commercial city and what that curfew means is that people will not be able to attend to their businesses throughout the day.
It is unlikely that the curfew will not be defied.
Meanwhile, the NNPP candidate polled 1,019,602 votes to defeat his closest rival, Nasiru Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress, who polled 890,705 votes in the Kano State governorship election.