The Kano State Police Command has deployed almost 4,000 officers and men to monitor and ensure peaceful conduct of the forthcoming supplementary elections in the state, says Commissioner of Police, Mamman Dauda.
The CP was addressing a stakeholders meeting on the supplementary election which was holding at the INEC office in Kano.
Represented by Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Mu’azu Mohammad, the CP said the police and other security agencies in the state had already mapped out a “befitting security architecture” aimed at ensuring peaceful Elections.
He advised political parties to caution their supporters against thuggery and election violence, warning that anyone found wanting will face the full wrath of the Law.
The Resident Electoral Officer, Ambassador Abdu Zango said although the presidential and gubernatorial elections were peaceful in Kano, some Federal and State Constituencies witnessed challenges that resulted in supplementary elections.
He named some of the polling units where the supplementary elections will be holding to include Danbatta, makoda, Dawakin Tofa, Gabasawa, and Gezawa.
Others are: Gaya, Takai, Garko, Wudil, Warawa, Ungogo, Ajingi, Gwarzo, Tudun Wada, and Fagge.
Ambassador Zango assured the assembled stakeholders of the commitment of INEC to ensuring free, fair, and credible elections.
He urged all political parties that have grievances to seek redress through legal means “for peace to continue to reign in Kano”.
The stakeholder’s meeting was attended by representatives of political parties, Civil Society organisations, security agencies, and the media.
Reporting by Abdullahi Jalaluddeen; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor