- DIG Micheal Anthony Ogbizi, dismisses reports stating that the supplementary election in Kano was violent
- Ogbizi accuses some persons in the state of trying to cause chaos in the state by spreading false reports
- The police boss says no death was recorded in the 24 local governments areas where the rerun election was held
Micheal Anthony Ogbizi, the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) has said the supplementary election in Kano state was peaceful despite minor violence recorded in some areas.
Ogbizi, who was deployed to Kano for the purpose of the rerun election accused some persons of trying to cause chaos in the state by spreading false reports, Daily Trust reports.
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“We have arrested only 10 people for various election offenses and they will be charged to court as soon as we finish investigation. So, as far as police is concerned the election is peaceful,” he said.
The police boss said no death was recorded in the 24 local governments where the rerun election was held. He also dismissed reports that thugs took over some polling units in the state.
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“If it is true some thugs have taken over some polling units, how can the INEC find its way to bring election materials and officials to the polling units?”
He said everything was going smoothly in the state, noting that there was no cause for alarm.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that no election was held in Kano, calling the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare its candidate, Abba Yusuf, winner of the March 23 re-run.
The opposition party made this known in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, and obtained by Legit.ng on Saturday, March 23.
According the PDP, ''the people of Kano state have since made up their minds to have Abba Yusuf as their governor.
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