1st May, 2011
Amid fears that there will be another post-election violence after the announcement of governorship election result, Kaduna State has remained peaceful and calm.
Two days after Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa of the PDP was formally declared as the winner of the Kaduna governorship poll, there is no sign of any tension in the state.
P.M.NEWS visited Tudun-Wada, Ungwar-Rimi, Barnawa, Sabo-Tasha and Narayi today to feel the pulse of the people, but observed that Christians massively turned out for churche services and muslims went about their normal business.
Though there were mild protests by some CPC supporters in the metropolitan Rigasa and Tudun-Wada areas when the governorship election result was announced on Friday 29, in favour of the incumbent Governor Yakowa, soldiers and policemen deployed to the area ahead of the elections sent back the protesters.
The security team was able to control the protesters because the curfew that was initially relaxed from 6am to 6pm before the election was extended by two hours from 6am to 6pm.
So, as at the time the result was announced at Kaduna INEC office by the returning officer, Professor Abdullahi Mustapha, the curfew was already fully in place.
However, Yakowa has promised to put up strategy not only to curb crisis in the state, but to also provide adequate security of lives and property henceforth.
He urged aggrieved members of opposition parties to consider joining hands with him to provide sustainable dividends of democracy, rather than make statements capable of disrupting the relative peace in the state.