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Kano LG poll: Police restrict movement, deploy 10,000 operatives

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The Kano State Police command has declared movement restriction from midnight yesterday to 6pm today just as 10,000 security officers have been deployed for the election.

Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) has declared that over five million eligible voters are expected to cast their votes today.

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KANSIEC Chairman, Garba Ibrahim Sheka who made this disclosure while addressing journalists yesterday posited that they’re set for the poll and have distributed non-sensitive and sensitive materials across the 44 local government areas. He noted that 12 political parties, including the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are participating in the election. “The commission has received the voters registration list from INEC and that is what KANSIEC will use to certify voters. Election will start by 8am and end by 3pm. We are going to run both screening and voting concurrently this time.”

On the legal action instituted by PDP, Sheka insisted they will remain focused, adding that it is not the first time ‘PDP is taking us to court and I am sure this will not be the last time. We’re prepared for them.”

In a statement signed by spokesperson of the command, Abdullai Haruna, over 7,000 Police officers and 3,000 men of Civil Defence, Immigration Service, Customs Service are being deployed across the 484 political wards in the state. While reassuring residents of security of lives and property, the Police warned against any attempt to foment trouble during and after the election.

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