Suleman Kawu-Sumaila, the Kano South Senatorial candidate of New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, has alleged his opponents had attacked the result collation centre in Takai Local Government and planning to attack another one in Rano.
Reports indicates that there was fire incident at INEC collation center in Takai Local Government Area on Sunday morning.
But speaking at a press conference in Kano on Sunday, Mr Kawu-Sumaila alleged that the Takai incident was allegedly as a result of attack, spearheaded by Senator Kabiru Gaya of APC.
Mr Kawu-Sumaila alleged that Mr Gaya was said to have mobilized thugs with guns to attack the centres.
According to Mr Kawu-Sumaila, the attackers allegedly killed one and injured many as they opened fire on election officials and party agents while the Kano South Senatorial District election result collation was ongoing.
He alleged that he had intelligence information about the attack on both Kano South Senatorial District collation centres in Takai and Rano.
“When I got the intelligence information, I informed relevant security agencies to foil the attack but to no avail. They invaded the Takai collation centre and opened fire on election officials. Everybody there scampered for safety.
“I have now got intelligence report from a reliable source that they are now mobilizing to attack Rano collation centre.
“I have informed all the security agencies about the attacks. Although they have tried, there is need for more efforts. Senator Kabiru Gaya is the mastermind of the attacks.
“Police have arrested some of them and investigation had started,” Mr Kawu-Sumaila said.
Mr Kawu-Sumaila noted that the collation exercise was going smoothly at centres, lamenting that the opposition were hellbent in destroying what he described as the best election in Nigeria’s history.
He called on Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies to intervene in order to save the situation.
Spokesman for Kano State Police Command, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa did not respond to calls from our correspondent.