Tension heightens, police deploy 3,000 as Tribunal sets to rule on Ganduje fate today

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There are indications that serious panic had rented the air in Kano State as the governorship election petitions tribunal gets set to deliver its judgment today.

Owing to this, the police deployed 3,000 men to strengthen security in the state ahead of the sittings.

It was gathered that Heavily armed security operatives had already been positioned around Murtala Mohammad Way, Hadieja Road, Ahmadu Bello Road, State Road and other major routes within the city.

Kano state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, while confirming the development, said a red alert signal had been given to all units in the command.

Haruna added that the directive restricting political rallies and all forms of gathering in the state was still in place.

He warned that no act of lawlessness would be tolerated as the tribunal holds its last sitting.

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Abba Kabiru Yusuf, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is challenging the declaration of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as the winner of the March 23, 2019 governorship election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Ganduje winner with 1,033,695 votes against Abba who scored 1,024,713 in the rerun election.

INEC cancelled the 9th March elections in 207 polling units in 28 local government areas of the state, citing violence and over-voting and ordered a rerun.

But Abba and PDP (petitioners) insisted INEC unlawfully cancelled the 9th March 2019 election where its candidate (Abba) already won the lawful votes with a margin of 26,655 votes.

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