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BREAKING: Police disperse NNPP members’ protest in Kano

The Kano state police command has dispersed members of the New Nigeria Peoples’ Party, NNPP, who were on the streets protesting the outcome of the Appeal Court judgment that sacked Governor Abba Yusuf.

CITAD Radio learned today, Wednesday evening, that protesters, comprising workers, set tires on fire along the Dan Agundi area of Kano while chanting a solidarity song for the governor.

The fresh protests followed the Certified True Copy of the judgment, which appeared in the public domain and seemed contrary to the verdict of the appellate court.

Some of the protesters said they were ready to die as they demanded justice.

The police authorities in Kano had vowed to clamp down on any group protesting in the state following the sacking of the governor.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) as the winner of the poll in March 2023, but the state governorship election petitions tribunal sacked him in September.

Months after the development, the Court of Appeal affirmed the decision. It held that Yusuf was not in the NNPP’s register, making him unqualified to contest the election. The court declared the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s Nasiru Gawuna as the winner of the poll.

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