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Kano Dep Gov, others arrested for allegedly disrupting collation of results

By Abdulmumin Murtala, Kano
The Kano Deputy Governor, Nasir Yusuf Gawuna has been arrested along with the state’s Commissioner for Local Government, Murtala Sule Garo while allegedly trying to disrupt collation of election results.

An electoral official count ballots at a polling station in Kaduna on March 9, 2019, after Nigeria’s governorship and state assembly elections. – For the second time in a fortnight, Nigerians went to the polls to elect governors in 29 of Nigeria’s 36 states, all state assemblies and administrative councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is expected to announce the results in a few days. (Photo by AFP)

Sources said that Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared the results of 43 local Governments Areas out of the 44 in the state and is awaiting the submission of the Nasarawa local government’s results which many alleged that efforts were on to tamper with.

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The deputy governor, the commissioner and the chairman of Nasarawa local government Lamin Sani were said to have allegedly attacked the collation centre at about 1.30am on Monday morning with thugs that unleashed terror on the people before the security agents swiftly came in and overpowered them and took them to the Kano Police Command at Bompai.

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Speaking while in Police custody, the deputy governor said it was destined that the incident will occur.

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