Few hours after Kano governorship election tribunal sacked Kano Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, traders across major markets of Kano shut their shops and rushed home.
Daily Trust reports that the tribunal has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) Nasiru Gawuna as the duly elected governor of the state.
Some of the places where traders suspended activities were Sabon Gari, Kantin Kwari and Singer markets.
Our correspondent visited the biggest shopping mall in the metropolis, Ado Bayero Mall (ShopRite), and found it shut.
Yusuf, who contested on the platform of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), was declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
While Nasir Gawuna, his APC rival congratulated him, the party proceeded to court.
On Wednesday, the three-man panel ordered withdrawal of certificate of return which INEC presented to Governor Yusuf and directed a certificate of return to be issued to Gawuna.
The court deducted 165,663 votes from Gov Yusuf total as invalid votes, stating that the ballot papers (165,663) were not stamped or signed and therefore declared invalid.
All three grounds of the petition were resolved in favour of APC.