BREAKING: Kano governorship election declared inconclusive by INEC

BREAKING: Kano governorship election declared inconclusive by INEC

BREAKING: Kano governorship election declared inconclusive by INEC

The outcome of the Saturday’s governorship election in Kano State has been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The announcement was made on Monday evening by Professor Bello Shehu, who is the state’s Returning Officer.

Professor Shehu stated that the election was inconclusive because the votes that were cancelled were higher than the difference margin between the two leading candidates: Abba Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and incumbent governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The result shows that the PDP candidate polled 1,014,474 votes, Mr Ganduje of the APC scored 987,819 votes, which leaves a difference of 26,655 votes.

He stated that the number of cancelled votes across all involved local government areas is 141,694 votes.

“Due to the provisions of the law, the election has to be declared inconclusive due to the fact that the number of cancelled votes is much higher than the difference between the two major candidates,” the returning officer stated.

Kano is currently the latest state that has joined the list of states where elections have been declared inconclusive. The list includes Benue, Plateau, Adamawa, Bauchi and Sokoto states.

 

 

BREAKING: Kano governorship election declared inconclusive by INEC

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