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Nine governorship candidates urge police to protect voters

African Democratic Congress (ADC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Action Democratic Party (ADP), the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Young People’s Party (YPP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), National Rescue Movement and Booth Party.

Nine governorship candidates have urged security agencies and order stakeholders to intensify efforts for peaceful conduct of Kano’s governorship and state assembly elections.

The candidates are from African Democratic Congress (ADC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Action Democratic Party (ADP), the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Young People’s Party (YPP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), National Rescue Movement and Booth Party.

Ibrahim Khalil, the ADC gubernatorial candidate, made the call while addressing a news conference in Kano on Monday.

Mr Kalil was reacting to concerns raised by the police over plots by some disgruntled politicians in the state to import thugs to disrupt the governorship polls.

“Reports reaching us indicate that some unpatriotic politicians have engaged the services of armed thugs to disrupt the process,” he said.

The governorship candidate also called on relevant stakeholders, international and domestic observers, media and others to address the unfortunate situation for peace and stability to prevail.

He also appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to mobilise election materials to polling units on time to enable the process to begin on time.

Police commissioner Mamman Dauda who raised the alarm in a statement, warned troublemakers to steer clear of the state or face the full wrath of the law.

“The police is warning all thugs, mischief makers and miscreants to stay clear of the state as the command will not relent in its effort at dealing decisively with troublemakers,” said Mr Dauda.

The police chief added, “We want to use this medium to thank the law-abiding citizens and the good people of Kano state for their support during the presidential and national assembly elections as they were conducted peacefully.”

(NAN)

Source: Peoples Gazette

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