Collation disruption: Kano Deputy Gov. Gawuna released on bail

Kano state Deputy Governor Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna has been released on bail by the Kano State Police Command due to the immunity conferred on him by the 1999 constitution by virtue of his position.

DailyFocus recalls that Gawuna was arrested by the police at 3:00am on Monday after he stormed the Nasarawa collation centre of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disrupt the process.

The deputy governor were nabbed by vigilante observers and security officials while tearing up results sheets together with his accomplices Murtala Sule Garo and Lamin Sani.

Garo and Sani are the commissioner for local government and chairman of Nasarawa local government of the state respectively. They are still being interrogated by the police.

They were all arrested and taken to police command headquarters in Bompai area where they were detained after they were reportedly beaten up and manhandled by angry observers at the collation centre.

Murtala Garo stripped and manhandled by angry observers after disrupting collation at Nasarawa local government of Kano. he is currently in police detention.

Nasarawa local government is believed to have been won with a very wide margin by Abba Yusuf, candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is trailing behind Abba by 16,080 votes and is fighting desperately to close or exceed the gap.

Nasarawa is the only local government which result has not been announced by INEC state headquarters after 43 others were called.

INEC resident electoral comissioner (REC) in the state Professor Risqua Shehu has vowed to continue the collation and announce the winner of the election.

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