INEC Declares Kano Governorship Election Inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Kano state governorship election inconclusive.

Bello Shehu, returning officer for the election, announced this at the state collation center on Monday night.

According to Shehu, a winner could not be declared since the number of cancelled votes was higher than the figure between Abba Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Yusuf polled a total of 1,014,353 votes ahead of Ganduje who secured 953,522 votes, leaving a margin of 60,831 votes, whereas a total of 100,873 votes were cancelled in the election.

The collation of Kano election was fraught with controversies, leading to suspension of the process around 1:30 am on Monday.

The delay in submitting the result of Nasarawa local government area prompted this. It was later announced that suspected hoodlums attacked the local government collation center and disrupted the process.

INEC had earlier declared the election inconclusive in Adamawa, Benue, Sokoto, Bauchi Plateau where the PDP was in the lead apart from Plateau.

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