Kano By-election: Youth Stop Gaya From Voting
One of the ugly incidents of the by-election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) into the two vacant seats in the Kano State of Assembly yesterday was the inability of the Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya, representing Kano South, to cast his vote.
When he arrived at Alkala polling station in Gaya local government area to exercise his franchise yesterday, he was confronted by some angry youth, who prevented him from voting for the candidate of his choice.
The senator who arrived at the polling station in the morning in a convoy of four vehicles was confronted by angry voters,who denied him accreditation by INEC officials.
Security men who came to the area with him however dispersed the crowd and moved his cars out of the scene.
The seats became vacant following the killing of the members representing Gaya and Garko constituencies in the state legislature.
Gaya local government is a stronghold of the opposition All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).
But for a few attacks on individuals and cars by some irate youths, the election was relatively peacefuf.
A group of angry youth smashed the windshield of a Honda brand car black belonging to one MuazuSaniDanmashi, a Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) contestant in the 2011 House of Representatives’ election in Gaya.