- The police command in Kano said there will be restriction of movement across the 44 LGAs of the state
- The restriction of movement will be between the hours of 6am and 6pm during the supplementary election
- According to the police, the curfew is meant to ensure smooth and fair conduct of the election
The police command in Kano state has restricted movement of motor vehicles, tricycles and all other means of transportation across the 44 local government areas of the state.
According to the police, the measure is to ensure free and fair gubernatorial supplementary election scheduled for Saturday, March 23, in the state, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
This was contained in press statement by the command’s public relations officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Abdullahi Haruna in Kano on Thursday, March 21.
Haruna said that no vehicle, motorcycle or tricycle would be allowed to move between 6 am and 6 pm during the election period.
He advised all eligible voters to trek to their respective polling units in order to exercise their civic responsibility.
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the Kano state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to use vote buying, thugs, and disloyal security officers to disrupt the forthcoming re-run election in the state.
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The PDP also said the APC has been giving poor women N5,000 each to get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
The opposition party, through an open letter by state PDP acting chairman, Rabiu Suleiman Bichi, to President Muhammadu Buhari urged the him to intervene and talk to stakeholders in the state to talk to politicians to act in a peaceful manner so that politics is not done with bitterness.
The party said the APC has plans of gathering PVCs, take them to the state house and return it on the eve of elections with N5,000.
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