Yesterday, Independent National Electoral Commission declared Kano governorship election inconclusive.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the state, Riskuwa Shehu, declared election inconclusive due to high number of cancelled votes compared to margin between APC and PDP candidate.
Shehu, therefore ordered for a rerun in areas where elections were cancelled in different parts of the State.
PDP polled a total of 1,014,353 votes ahead of the APC which secured 953,522 votes in the governorship election of the state.
Total margin between both APC and PDP candidate was 26,000 while Total votes cancelled: 141,694.
Reacting to INEC’s decision, media aide to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, tweeting via his Twitter handle on Monday night, supported INEC decision in declaring the election inconclusive
According to him, the constitution approves of the electoral body’s decision.
Alongside a picture of a segment of constitution backing the move, he wrote:
“In an election that is keenly contested and the margin is too close, this is what the law says with regards to cancelled votes and inconclusive elections.”