Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has accused the Commissioner of Police Muhammed Wakili of being politically partial.
The governor made the allegation during an interview with BBC Hausa Service.
“He has taken and favoured a particular political side, which is uncalled for and translates to mishandling his job.”
Reacting, Ganduje said the Commissioner has no constitutional right to arrest either the governor or his deputy as he did “which is an indication of lack of professionalism from the side of the Commissioner.”
The deputy governor enjoys immunity from arrest, according to the Nigerian constitution.
The Police later clarified that the deputy governor was saved from being manhandled by supporters of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party candidate, at the collation Centre.