Elections 2019 Updates

March 11, 2019

Breaking: Kano election declared inconclusive

Breaking: Kano election declared inconclusive

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, rides horse through the streets Kano.

By Abdulmumin Murtala, Kano
The Kano election has been declared inconclusive by the State Returning Officer Prof B. B. Shehu the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Birnin Kebbi.

Abba Kabir Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate had more votes than the incumbent state governor Dr Abdullahi Ganduje with a slim margin getting 1,014,474 votes, while Ganduje got 987,810, making a difference margin of 26,655 votes.

Crowd at the funeral of elder statesman, Late Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Sule (Dan Masanin Kano), in Kano Tuesday

With 2,211,520 accredited voters, 172 polling units were cancelled making a total of 100,873 votes cancelled and 49,761 rejected votes.

With the very slim margin between the two parties and very high cancellations, it is not enough to declare PDP winner in the contest and so the cancelled units will be reviewed by the INEC.
The collation had to be suspended on around 1:30 am on Monday due to the delay in submitting the Nasarawa Local government area result to the collation center at the INEC headquarters.

It was later announced that hoodlums have attacked the local government collation center at Nasarawa and and disrupted the process thereby doing away with the result of Gama ward.
INEC was able to regenerate the disrupted results of 10 out of the 11 Local governments but the Gama result was cancelled due to the circumstances surrounding the loss of the result shit by the Local government returning officer Prof Khaleel Abdulsalam of Bayero University Kano.