Kano Governorship Election: INEC Declares Winner
Gov Ganduje and challenger Abba Yusuf/Daily Advent

Nigeria’s electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has concluded collation of the Kano state governorship election results.

The commission, bu virtue of the completion of collation, is on the verge of declaring the winner of the Kano governorship election.

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Returning officer for the March 23 poll, Bello Shehu, announced that governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 45,876 votes from the supplementary election as against 10,239 scored by Abba Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

With this result, Ganduje has 1,033,695 votes, while Yusuf got 1,024,713 votes.

Before the election was declared inconclusive, Yusuf polled 1,014,474 votes, while the governor got 987,819 votes, leaving a difference of 26,655.

Meanwhile, Concise News understands that the PDP candidate, Yusuf, has already rejected the results.

It was learned that Yusuf warned INEC against declaring Ganduje as winner of the poll, saying it could lead to “unprecedented political crisis”.