There is a serious outbreak of fight in Kano State between the supporters of New Nigeria People Party (NNPP) and supporters of the All Progressive Congress, APC.
The fight started after Abba Kabir Yusuf, the candidate of NNPP was declared winner of last Saturday’s Kano governorship election amidst rancor by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The NNPP candidate polled 1,019,700 votes to beat his closest challenger and candidate of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state Nasir Gawuna. Gawuna scored got 890,705 votes in the keenly contested election.
Kano thus became the first state to be won by the NNPP in the Saturday’s governorship election conducted in 28 out of the 36 states of Nigeria.
The result was announced by INEC’s collation officer for the governorship election in Kano, Ahmad Doko after a two-hour break with fears that the election may be declared inconclusive.
Following declaration of the Abba Yusuf as the governor-elect, the outgoing governor, Abdullahi Ganduje imposed a dawn to dusk curfew on the state on Monday.
Despite the curfew, supporters of the NNPP took to the street to celebrate the victory for the candidate, Abba Yusuf, the celebration however, turns chaos after the supporters of the APC invaded the celebration ground and fight broke out.
A call to a resident in Kano confirmed that there’s tension everywhere in Kano State as thugs have taken over most the streets.
Watch he video below!
Fight breaks out in Kano between NNPP Supporters and APC Supporters pic.twitter.com/6XGxAsM3De
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