Few days after the supplementary election in Kano State, the state government has dismissed the reports that killings took place during the electoral process.
The Kano State government challenged those who made the claims to come with evidence towards their claims.
The challenge was placed forward by the Commissioner of Information in the state, Malam Mohammed Garba while speaking with journalist in Kano.
“I want to challenge anyone with proof of killings during the election to come and give the names of those killed.”
“The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) claimed that two persons were killed in Nasarawa Local Government Area but we went to the area and Nasarawa Hospital as well, but we were not able to get report of any death.”
“So, if there is any person who witnessed killing of somebody in Nasarawa local government or anywhere, let him or her come forward and say so,” Garba said.
Garba also debunked the report making rounds that there was a protest in the state after the Independent National Electoral Commission announced the results in the state.
He claimed that the stories were fabricated by the opposition party who are trying to discredit the electoral process in the state at all cost.
“The desperation of the opposition to discredit the election was the reason why they continued to spread all sorts of rumours and lies on social media platform to misinform the public,” he said.
Garba stated that the supplementary elections were peaceful expect for two incident which was attended to by the security operatives in the affected areas.
The commissioner promise the state government would continue to ensure the security of lives and property in the state, he also took the opportunity to call on the people of the state to remain law abiding.
“Kano is very peaceful because people are going about their normal businesses since the declaration of the election results by INEC, contrary to the rumours being peddled on social media platform.”
“I commend journalists for their adequate coverage of the exercise and call on them to continue to use their various media to promote peace in the state,” Garba said.