Gov’ship Tribunal: Police Ban Protests in Kano

Kano Police Command has banned planned protests by civil society organisations in the northwestern state on the governorship election tribunal that is set to deliver judgement.

The Commissioner of Police of the command, Muhammad Useni Gumel, disclosed this Monday morning at the police headquarters in Kano.

Multitude of supporters of the ruling New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) and the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) have thronged the venue of the election tribunal with the allegations that the rival parties have mobilized their supporters and civil society groups to stage protests ahead of the judgement.

Recall that the chairman of the Kano State National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, Justice Flora Ngozi Azinge, alleged that there are attempts to bribe some judges by lawyers to scuttle justice in the tribunal.

Azinge said there was an attempt to bribe a member of the tribunal with money in order to sway justice in favour of a lawyer’s client.

It was not clear which party through their counsel attempted to bribe members of the election tribunal panel.

However, the ruling NNPP and the opposition APC accused each other of trying to derail justice by offering bribe to the judges.

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Police have been on alert in the commercial city since morning especially at the venue of the tribunal and other strategic locations in the city.


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