Security has been beefed up in Kano metropolis ahead of the judgment of the Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday.
NAN reports that the tribunal had on Monday, September 30, set aside Wednesday, October 2, for the judgment on the petition filed by the Peopled Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Abba Kabir-Yusuf against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
PDP and Abba Kabir-Yusuf are challenging the declaration of Dr Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the March 23, governorship election in Kano state.
Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano reports that armed policemen have been deployed to strategic places within Kano and its environs, including the Government House and other public buildings.
Policemen are also manning major streets in the city as early as 6.00 a.m as parts of efforts to check recklessness amongst motorists.
Other security personnel have also been put on red alert at the venue of the tribunal located along the Miller road at Bompai areas of the state capital and all motorists who have no business with the area were turned back.
Human and vehicular movements around the Bompai area was also restricted as only lawyers, journalists, and security personnel were allowed in or out of the place.
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