In the supplementary election held in 28 of the 44 local government areas in the state, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State won by scoring 45,876 votes to the PDP Abba Yusuf’s 10,239.
The State Returning Officer, Prof. Bello Shehu, revealed that the governor got 1,033,695 votes while Mr Yusuf polled 1,024,713.
Governor Ganduje Abdullahi, who made the promise in his re-election speech on Sunday night in Kano, called on all to join hands with him to build the state. He also said that he would run an all-inclusive government that will carry everyone along in the administration of the state.
“We going to complete all projects and initiate new ones and we are also open to new ideas and new vision,” he said.
The governor who thanked God for the resounding victory urged the people of the state irrespective of their political inclination to join hands to move Kano forward.
“I thank all who voted me, those that did not vote me and those who did not vote at all,” he said.
“Girlchild education, agriculture, women and youth empowerment, healthcare delivery, peace and security will be my focus in the next four years.
“I thank you for the fresh mandate and I promise to serve you better because the victory is not for me or my deputy, the victory is for the good people of Kano.
“As we get ready to start our second term, I urge you to continue to maintain the peace we have so far enjoyed,” he said.
He praised INEC for its professionalism and also thanked the electorate in the state for re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari.
Chaos bursted out in the ancient city of Kano, following the declaration of winner in the supplementary governorship election held on Saturday in the state.
Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, was announced as the winner of the governorship election in Kano state by INEC on Sunday night, thereby returning him for a second term in office.
However, violence broke out in the state Sunday night, as aggrieved people turned out in large numbers and were desperate to force their way into the state INEC office, but for the timely intervention of the police, who had also positioned themselves in places around some the state INEC office.
The situation became worsened when Professor Bello Balla Shehu, the returning official for the collation of governorship rerun election, declared the governorship candidate the APC, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, as the winner of governorship election.
The teargas fired by the Police to prevent irate youths from gaining entrance into state INEC office made even the journalists, election observers and others to run helter-skelter.
However, feelers said the irate youths have taken most of major roads in Kano State, and subjecting resident to palpable fear and tension, as many residents of Sabongari, an area very close to the INEC office, were forced indoors to avoid being attacked.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the incumbent governor of Kano State and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, as winner of the just concluded governorship re-run election in the state.
Declaring the winner of the election, the governorship election Collation Officer in Kano, Prof. Bello Shehu, said that the APC candidate garnered 1,033,695, while that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abba Kabir scored 1,024,713 votes.
He said that the APC candidate defeated the PDP candidate with 8,982 votes margin and therefore declared Ganduje the winner having satisfied requirements of the law by scoring the highest number of votes.
According to Shehu, the winner was declared after the collation of result from all the affected 28 local government areas where the supplementary elections were conducted on Saturday March 23.
He said Ganduje polled a total of 45,876 while Kabir of the PDP got 10,239 votes during the last Saturday’s supplementary elections in 28 local government areas of the state.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that the governorship election was earlier declared inconclusive following the high number of cancellation of votes as a result of violence and overvoting.
Kabir had 1,014,474 against Ganduje who garnered 987,819 votes in the March 9 election.
NAN further recalled that the votes cancelled during the March 9 governorship election were 128,572 votes. Meanwhile, the state’s PDP Chairman, Alhaji Suleiman Rabiu – Bichi, had rejected the entire re-run election, especially that of Gama in Nassarawa Local Government Area.
According to the collation officer, the total number of votes cancelled during the earlier election which led to the declaration of the poll as inconclusive was beyond the margin between the PDP candidate who was leading with 26,000 votes and that of the APC candidate.
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