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Drama as podium roof collapses during inauguration of Kano governor


There was mild drama in Kano on Monday when the roof of the podium collapsed during the swearing-in of Abba Yusuf as governor of the state.

Yusuf was said to be on the podium alongside Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, his deputy, and Dije Aboki, the acting chief judge of the state, when the roof caved in.

It is understood that none of them was injured.

The immediate cause of the incident could not be ascertained as of the time of this report.

In a now viral video, some individuals were seen attempting to rescue the situation.

Kano is among states swearing in new governors today across the country.

Yusuf, who contested under the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), defeated Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the guber poll.

Yusuf received the support of Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state and presidential candidate of the NNPP, during the election.

He won the guber poll with 1,019,602 votes, while Gawuna got 890,705 votes, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The new governor first contested against Abdullahi Ganduje, the immediate past governor in 2019, in what was regarded as a very controversial election which went into supplementary polls.

Ganduje, who was seeking re-election at the time, eventually won after the supplementary vote.

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