To celebrate Yusuf Abba, the New Nigeria Peoples’ Party candidate who won the state’s governorship election on Saturday, Kano State residents disobeyed the curfew imposed by the state administration on Monday.
Despite the enforced curfew, videos show the residents celebrating the arrival of Abba in large numbers.
According to GOGAN TV, the Kano State government implemented a dusk to dawn curfew in an effort to maintain law and order in the wake of tensions brought on by the collation of the results of the governorship and house of assembly elections in the state.
Kano State Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Mallam Muhammad Garba, said the decision was “to prevent hoodlums from causing chaos in the already tense situation.”
According to the results declared by the Returning Officer in the state, Professor Ahmed Ibrahim, the NNPP candidate polled 1,019,602 votes to defeat his closest rival, Nasiru Gawuna of All Progressives’ Congress, who polled 890,705 votes.