Emerging report revealed that many people have been injured in a clash involving supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the ongoing Kano State supplementary Governorship election..
It was gathered that voting was made impossible for supporters of the PDP, as weapon carrying thugs of the APC were all over, intimidating anyone that shows sympathy to the PDP.
One person who dared voting for the PDP, at Masaka polling unit, Dala Local Government Area, lost two teeth as a consequence.
Policemen were present, but could not control the situation.
Almost all of the youths at the unit wore APC polling Agent tags.
Some of the voters said that anybody perceived to be from the opposition party was attacked.
Presently the situation at the unit is very tense.
At Nahadatu polling unit, at Gwammaja Ward, there were fears of likely clash, due to the massive infiltration of hired thugs into the voting point.
Elsewhere, it was reported that there is apparent security breach and tension in Kano State. as alleged All Progressives Congress, APC, thugs were allowed to take over polling units across the State.
Credible security sources told revealed that the existing operational arrangement set by the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Wakili, was dislodged on Friday night, by the newly posted Deputy Inspector-General of Police, DIG, Anthony Michael.
The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday, deployed five Deputy Inspectors-General of Police to oversee election security in parts of the country, where rerun had been scheduled for Saturday.
Adamu also directed Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and their respective Commissioners of Police in States, where supplementary elections would hold, to ensure that adequate security mechanisms are in place towards ensuring a safe and secure environment for the conduct of the elections.
However, in Kano, the newly posted DIG was allegedly “compromised”, as thugs in hundreds of vehicles were allowed take over polling units in the State, after rejigging the operational arrangements, deployment of some Police Officers loyal to the State Government, and deployment of fewer personnel to critical areas.
In Gama, the disputed Ward where the whole election was cancelled, it was gathered that the arm-wielding thugs in their thousands took over all the polling units, intimidating legitimate voters.
In Yelwa Ward, Dala Local Government Area, a clash occurred when the residents of the area blocked some of the imported youths from gaining access to the polling area.
In Madobi, Gwarzo, Doguwa and all other units where supplementary elections are to hold in the State, the machete-wielding thugs were sighted intimidating voters.
The Spokesman for the Kano Police Command, Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the heavy presence of the thugs in the polling units, but said that the Police are doing their best to bring the situation under control.
Recall, that the rerun election is taking place in 28 Local Government Areas, with 75 registration points, in 207 polling units, whose results were all cancelled.
There is a total of 128,324 in the affected areas.