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PDP won majority votes in Kano, but INEC however declared the election inconclusive

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Governor of Kano State

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won Nasarawa, the remaining Local Government Area in Kano State.

PDP got 54,349 votes against the ruling All Progressives Congress’s 34,297 votes.

1Push Naija had published that the PDP earlier had 960,004 votes from 43 LGAs, bringing the total figure for the 44 LGAs to 1,014,353 votes. APC earlier had 953,522 votes from 43 LGAs, bringing the total for the 44 LGAs to 987,819 votes.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) however declared the election inconclusive because the number of cancelled votes is higher than the difference in votes scored between the two leading candidates (PDP Candidate Abba Yusuf and incumbent governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the ruling APC).

Prof. Bello Shehu, the Returning Officer, announced that the total number of cancelled votes across 22 local government areas including Gama ward in Nasarawa LGA is 141,694 votes.

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Consequently, based on the provision of the law, the election was declared inconclusive.

Kano state is now among the lists of states where elections were declared inconclusive by INEC. Others are Bauchi, Sokoto, Adamawa, and Benue, all currently been led by PDP candidates, except for Plateau State where the APC candidate is leading.

The last time an election was declared inconclusive was in Osun State governorship election. Before the rerun election, the PDP candidate was leading. After the rerun however, the APC candidate won the election.

The rerun in Osun State was marred with irregularities.

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