Emir Sanusi reacts to inconclusive governorship election in Kano

Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has reacted to the outcome of governorship election which was declared inconclusive on Monday.

Okay Nigeria reported on Monday evening that INEC declared governorship election in Kano inconclusive.

Prof. Bibi Shehu, Collation Officer for the Governorship election in Kano state, during the announcement of results said the election was inconclusive because according to the section 26 of the INEC act that said if the number of cancelation of votes cast is beyond the margin between the winner and the looser.

He further explained that the winner of the election, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has defeated the APC candidate with 26,000 votes, while the votes canceled is 128,572 votes.

PDP candidate scored 1,014,474, leading the APC candidate who scored 987,819 votes, adding that 2,155,128 was recorded as Valid and 49,761 votes were rejected.

The Collation Officer said that the total registered voters in the state is 5,249, 989, while the total accredited votes was 2,211,528 and the total votes cast were 2,184,889 votes.

However, Emir Sanusi reacting to the outcome during a press conference on Tuesday at his palace, said only INEC had the authority to conduct and announce the results of election and should be allowed to do its job.

In his words, “We remind the public that INEC has already disclosed all the votes that were got by candidates of each political parties. Those votes are intact and nobody has been denied his votes.

“In subsequent re-run, each candidate will have the votes that are given to him, added to what he has acquired. We should therefore, give cooperation to all security agencies for peace to continue reigning in Kano.

The Emir of Kano also appreciated the efforts of the Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Wakili and other heads of security agencies for making sure the election was peaceful. Read More HERE

Farouk Mohammed

Farouk Mohammed is a Head Editor at Okay Nigeria (Okay.ng). He has been publishing for 5 years and focused more on Local/World News on Okay.ng
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