The Kano State Police Command has issued a warning against protests in response to the results of the state’s ongoing election petition tribunal.
Crowds are being organized to protest the tribunal’s decision by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
To protest what they deemed attempts by the APC to steal their victory, the NNPP organized its members from all over the state to march from the Kofar Nassarawa City Center to Government House.
But in response, the opposition APC released a statement through its spokesperson, Ahmad Aruwa, urging members to turn out in large numbers to oppose the NNPP.
Responding, in a statement signed by the State Commissioner, Muhammad Gumel, he said, “in consideration of the confirmatory intelligence products at the disposal of this Police Command, all forms of street protests are hereby banned across all parts of the State.
“Members of the public should therefore note that it has come to our knowledge that both the APC and the NNPP members are currently mobilizing rented crowd in the guise of Civil Society Coalition and without clearance from the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress and without prior approval from the security agencies in the state.
“Both organizers as well as the umbrella body should note that any attempt to disrespect NLC and the Security Agencies in the state, by playing around the fragile security situation, which the combined security agencies have been managing, is not only uncivil, criminal but also an offense against National Security.”