Kano state deputy governor, Nasiru Gawuna, and the state’s commissioner for local governments, Murtala Sule Garo, have been arrested by the men of the Nigeria Police Force.
The men were allegedly arrested for attempting to disrupt the collation of result at Nassarawa local government area of the state.
The chairman of Nasarawa local government, Alhaji Lamin Sani was also arrested by the police.
The Nasarawa local government result is the last to be collated by the INEC out of the 44 local government areas in the state.
The police said journalists will be briefed about the incident on Monday morning.
See video of the arrest below.
VIDEO: Kano State deputy governor arrested!! pic.twitter.com/M48Ml6Lwmf
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Meanwhile, we earlier reported that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje told his supporters that there is no cause for alarm as voting reports project that the APC will emerge victorious in the governorship and state House of Assembly elections in Kano state.
Ganduje in a statement signed by the state commissioner of information, Malam Muhammad Garba, on Sunday, March 10, urged his supporters to remain calm while collation of results from the elections continue.
He however noted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was the only constituted authority to announce results of elections and declare winners.
The governor advised people to wait for the announcement of the final official result by the INEC before embarking on celebrations.
He implored the people to always be law abiding and desist from taking law into their hands and desist from any act capable of breaching peace in the state.