Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano govt denies reports of killings, protests during supplementary election

NEWS DIGEST–The Kano State Government on Tuesday dismissed reports that killings were perpetrated during the March 23 supplementary governorship election in the state.

The government, therefore, challenged those who made the claims to come forward with proof of such killings.

The State Commissioner of Information, Malam Mohammed Garba, threw the challenge while addressing a news conference in Kano.

“I want to challenge anyone with proof of killings during the election to come and give the names of those killed.

“The Peoples Democratic Party claimed that two persons were killed in Nasarawa Local Government Area but we went to the area and Nasarawa Hospital as well. We were not able to get report of any death.

“So, if there is any person who witnessed the killing of somebody in Nasarawa Local Government or anywhere, let him or her come forward and say so,” Garba said.

He also debunked the rumours that there was protest after the election results were announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

(NAN)