Posted by News Express | 14 March 2019 | 1,361 times
Thousands of youth on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest in Kano over INEC’s decision to declare as inconclusive the March 9th gubernatorial poll in the state.
Kano state was among the six states where Saturday gubernatorial election was declared inconclusive by INEC and the electoral umpire had since fixed March 23rd for supplementary election.
The protesters who were mainly young men and women holding rosary beads accused INEC of deliberate plan to set Kano on fire.
In their thousands they chanted “Allahu Akbar” (God is the greatest) “Hasbunalahu Wani’imal Wakil” (Allah is sufficient for me) as they marched through some major streets within Kano metropolis.
The huge but orderly crowd of young protesters chorused intermittently that “Kano is not Osun” “Kano peace is non – negotiable” Declare Abba the winner now”.
The protest, which terminated at the emir’s palace, Kano, where they performed Al Qunut (special prayer) two Rakat prayers at the palace pavilion.
Reports also had it that similar protests were recorded across the 44 local government areas of the state.
A protestant who identified himself as Illiya Inusa told Daily Independent on the sideline that the street protest was to draw the elders to take action on what he described as “plain theft”.
Inusa said that Kano civilization is over a thousand years old, we always stood up against tyrant, and last Saturday million have spoken, and we are ready to defend our collective will”.
•Sourced from a Daily Independent report
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