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How police arrested Kano deputy governor, myself, by commissioner

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[FILE PHOTO] Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje (middle)

The embattled Commissioner for Local Government and Conmmunity Development in Kano, Murtala Sule Garo, yesterday accused the police command of misrepresenting fact leading to his arrest alongside the deputy governor, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, during the last governorship election in the state.

Although the force insisted that the deputy governor was rescued from a mob attack at a collation centre, it, however, claimed that the commissioner and the chairman of Nassarawa council, Lamin Sani, disrupted the exercise resulting in the stealing of result sheets and electoral materials.

Addressing a press conference in Kano, Murtala explained that they were at the collation centre on a fact-finding mission having reportedly got information on move to allegedly doctor the result in favour of a particular party.

He faulted the claim by the police that the deputy governor was only rescued from the trouble scene.

According to him, they were both dumped in a cell at the Bompai force headquarters for several hours.

His words: “ We were at the collation centre. The deputy governor and I went to observe the situation after we received information that the results were being manipulated.

“The moment we arrived the hall, the agents of the opposition party started shouting at us that we have come to disturb the system and that was how the crisis started.”

He continued: “Why would the police arrest only APC people and allowed the PDP agents to go. We are suspecting the CP is taking sides with the opposition party and we are going to take all necessary legal action against the force.”

The commissioner believed that the ruling party would win the runoff next weekend.


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