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The reports reaching us is that violence has started in some part of Kano as a result of declaring the incumbent governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje winner of the rerun election as obtained by NIGERIA NEWS

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), had on Sunday night announced the result of the rerun which see to the fact that the incumbent governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, as the winner of the election and therefore, dudes being returned as for the second term in office.

However, violence broke out in the state Sunday night, as those who do not want to imagine such a governor who have been alleged to have collected millions of dollars in bribed to be returned as their governor were desperate to force their way into the state INEC office, but for the quick intervention of the security in the state who had seeing the violence protests ahead and thus keep a position to secure people and property.

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 in INEC office.

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 the winner of the just concluded governorship re-run election in the state.

While declaring the results of the election in Kano, 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 the Professor, the winner was declared after the collation of result from all the affected 28 local government areas the rerun polls were conducted in the state on 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.

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.

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 was 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.

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