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INEC declares Ganduje winner of Kano supplementary election

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INEC declares Ganduje winner of Kano supplementary election

Inspite of the reported crisis in most areas in Kano state, the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje, winner of the Kano State governorship supplementary election held Saturday.

Ganduje , who lost the first election by a slim margin to his main challenger, the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abba Yusuf took the lead today in a keenly contested election.

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The State Returning Officer Bello Shehu, a professor, announced that Mr Ganduje scored a total vote of 1,033,695 while Mr Yusuf polled 1,024,713.
He made the announcement at the headquarters of INEC in Kano.
The winning margin is 8,982 between the two major candidates.

Meanwhile, the PDP has already rejected the conduct of the supplementary election and asked INEC to cancel it.

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