By Our Reporter
There is wide jubilation on the streets of Kano and its environs as the incumbent Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has been declared winner of the 2019 governorship election in the state following the conclusion of Saturday’s supplementary polls.
Declaring the winner of the gubernatorial election, the INEC returning Officer, Prof. BB Shehu, Vice Chancellor, Federal University Kebbi State, announced that, Ganduje of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) scored a total vote of 1,033.695 after all the results were added together as against his opponent, Abba Kabir Yusuf of the People Democratic Party, (PDP) who gathered a total of 1,024705 votes.
According to Shehu, Ganduje defeated his major opponent of the PDP with 8,990 as such, declared Abdullahi Ganduje as the governor elect.
Before the re-run, the PDP candidate scored a total vote of 1,014,474 during the Match 9th gubernatorial election while Ganduje of the APC scored 987,810, giving Abba an edge with over 26,000 before the election was declared inconclusive by INEC over wide spate of violence recorded at some polling units during the election which led to cancellation of results from those units.
However, during the final collation of results from the re-run, agents of the PDP, AD and the APP rejected the results on the grounds that there was no vote in Kano on Saturday claiming that the election was marred by violence in some areas.
Addressing objections raised by some of the party agents, the returning Officer, Prof. Shehu asked the aggrieved persons to allow the procedure to continue and channel their complaints through the appropriate quarters as provided by the constitution.
Also, Senator Jibril Barau who served as the APC agent, admonished those objecting the results to allow the process continue and make judicious use of the provision of the constitution that allows such matters to be tabled at the tribunal.