Following a rival clash between the All Progressive Congress (APC) and New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) earlier today in Kano, the state police command has barred all political parties from any sort of rallies across the state till after the Saturday polls.
The ruling APC and opposition NNPP had informed the police of their mega rallies marking the end of their campaigns prior to the election. But the police claimed it advised them to avoid holding the gathering to avert possible security breakdown as a result.
Sanusi Bature, spokesperson for the NNPP gubernatorial candidate, Abba Kabir Yusuf, disclosed that the party would comply with security advice to avoid needless loss of lives and property.
Bature further explained that party supporters would assemble at the designated location to receive the party’s presidential candidate and usher him to his residence.
Similarly, APC secretary in the state, Zakari Sarina contended that the Kano State government is committed to a peaceful election and would not partake in any activity that could breach the peaceful atmosphere of the state.
WikkiTimes had earlier reported that tens of people were injured and many vehicles were set ablaze when hoodlums attacked members of the NNPP at Zara road, kano Thursday afternoon.