AbdulSalam Muhammad, Kano
KANO -The Presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, General Muhammad Buhari confirmed his popularity over other candidates in yesterday’s election in Kano by winning over 59 percent of the total vote cast in the state.
While the Presidential candidate of the All Nigerian Peoples Party ANPP Malam Ibrahim Shekarau came a distant second, securing over 19 percent.
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party secured over 16 percent of the total vote cast in a contest decided by over 2 million eligible voters, Saturday, in Kano.
The Returning Officer, and Vice chancellor of the Bayero University Kano, Professor Abubakar Rasheed stated that Buhari’s Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) scored the total votes of 1,624,543 votes, Shekarau’s party, ANPP also scored 526,310 votes, President Jonathan scored 440,665 votes, while Nuhu Ribadu scored 42,355 votes.
The Returning officer of the Presidential election further revealed that the exercise recorded over 72,228 void votes, while the result from Kunchi local Government was rejected.
Professor Rasheed explained that the total number of votes cast in the state are 2,745,440, stating that this is the authentic results to be forward to the INE C headquarters in Abuja.