Kano residents defy curfew, celebrate NNPP’s victory

Kano residents in the metropolis on Monday took to the streets celebrating the victory of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) candidates at the governorship and state assembly elections in spite of the curfew imposed by the state government.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that government imposed dawn to dusk curfew to avoid breakdown of law and order following tension generated from the collation of results of the Governorship and State Assembly elections.

NAN reports that Abba Yusuf of NNPP defeated his closest rival, the state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Nasiru Gawuna of APC.

NAN also reports that Yusuf polled 1,019, 602 votes against Gawuna’s 892,705.

The residents chanted victory songs and wielded placards with various inscriptions as they paraded in motorcades on the streets.

Some of the placards read “Alhamdulillah Kano is for Kwankwaso” and “Support for Abba Gida-Gida for progress of the state”, among others.

Displays by motorcyclists and tricyclists added colour to the celebrations.(NAN)

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