The Kano State All Progressives Congress Governorship candidate, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and his counterpart for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abba Yusuf will be battling over 128,572 in the rerun election.
The Kano state governorship election was declared “inconclusive” by Returning Officer Bello Shehu, because the number of cancelled votes superseded the margin of victory between Abba Yusuf of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
At the end of the collation of the March 9 election in Kano, Yusuf polled 1,014,353 votes ahead of Ganduje who secured 953,522 votes, leaving a margin of 26,655 votes.
However, Yusuf’s lead margin of 26,655 votes was less than the 128,572 cancelled votes, sending the vote into the inconclusive column, in line with a provision in Nigeria’s electoral laws.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced on Tuesday, March 12, that it will conduct supplementary elections in Kano and 5 other states where elections were declared inconclusive, on March 23, 2019; and Ganduje has boasted that even though he was losing before the election was declared inconclusive at the first time of asking, victory awaits him at the end of the day.