- The Kano state commissioner of police, Usaini Muhammed Gumel, has disclosed that about 50 persons were allowed into the Kano tribunal on Wednesday, September 20
- Gumel said the tribunal secretary relayed the information to the police authority, adding that the force did not order the restriction
- Some journalists were not allowed to enter into the court as a result of the restriction
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According to Daily Trust, some journalists were barred from entering the court premises.
Police open up on restricting people at Kano tribunal
Gumel, who spoke with journalists at the force headquarters in Kano, said the tribunal limited the number of persons allowed to the court premises to 50.
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The police boss disclosed that a call was put through to the tribunal secretary on Tuesday, September 19, to learn about the arrangement of the court for the sitting.
“The number includes the judges, lawyers of the two parties and their members, journalists and the media. So it is not the police that limited the number.”
APC, NNPP await tribunal judgment on Kano governorship election
According to the police authority, there is adequate security deployed across the state to maintain peace and order during and after the ruling.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) is challenging the victory of Abba Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the March 18 governorship election.
Supporters of the APC and the NNPP have gone spiritual session to seek victory for their candidates at the tribunal.
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Hashimu Dunguruwa, the Kano State chairman of the NNPP, described the claim as fake news and urged Nigerians to ignore those behind such.
Dunguruwa, who said he was at the national executive meeting of the party in Abuja, disclosed that the NEC also passed a vote of confidence on Kwankwaso.