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Kano Governorship Supplementary Election: Live Updates From Concise Election Monitoring Room/ Live Reports

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Welcome to Concise election monitoring room in Kano, Nigeria as elections will hold in some parts of the state to decide who becomes the next governor of the state.

There are two major contenders in Kano state governorship election, which are Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso’s anointed candidate Abba Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The election will be held in 208 polling units in 29 local governments with 128,831 voters.

Recall that Prof. Bibi Shehu, the Collation Officer for the Governorship election in the state, declared the governorship election in the state inconclusive.

Shehu announced this shortly after the compilation of the election results from the 44 Local Government Areas in the state on Monday night.

He said that the declaration of the election as inconclusive was according to section 26 of the Inec act.

Shehu explained that the PDP is leading the APC with 26,000 votes, while the votes cancelled was 128,572.

Shehu disclosed that the PDP candidate scored 1,014,474, leading the APC candidate who scored 987,819 votes, adding that 2,155,128 was recorded as Valid and 49,761 votes were rejected.

The Collation Officer said that the total registered voters in the state is 5,249, 989, while the total accredited votes were 2,211,528 and the total votes cast were 2,184,889 votes.

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Kano Rerun Election: Police deploy more reinforcement to Gama ward

The Police Command in Kano State has sent more reinforcement of security personnel to Gama ward of Nasarawa local government to beef up security at the polling units located in the ward.

The Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.

He said that the deployment of additional security personnel to the areas followed the visit by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Anthony Micheal, to the area.

He said that following the report on the security challenges at the area, the DIG visited the ward to assess the security situation there.

According to him, the deployment of additional security personnel was necessary as part of efforts to enhance security as well as ensure the protection of lives and property in the affected areas.

“The DIG has visited Gama ward to assess the situation and had since sent more reinforcement to protect lives and property,” he said, adding that the situation had since been brought under control.

On the alleged arrest of the commissioner for special Duties, Muktar Ishaq, the Police spokesman denied the story, saying “I am not aware of arrest of any Commissioner”.

PDP demands cancellation of Kano Gov’ship Supplementary Election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the re-run governorship election ongoing across the 28 local government areas of the state.

The Acting Chairman of the party, Rabiu Sulaiman-Bichi, made the call while addressing a news conference in Kano on Saturday. Bichi said there was need for the commission to cancel the election as the process had completely been taken over by armed political thugs.

“Today this charade called re-run election was slated to hold in Kano and other states but unfortunately, what we have in Kano is nothing but a sham.

“Reports reaching us since yesterday indicated that thugs have allegedly been mobilised to take over all the 208 polling units,” he said.

According to him, the thugs were allegedly brought from Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Plateau, and other neighbouring states and were “armed to the teeth” posing as voters in the polling units in the localities.

The chairman alleged that the thugs freely voted with the PVCs that did not belong to them, while some posed as INEC staff.

He said as a peace-loving party, the PDP had alerted security agencies in addition to writing a Letter of Caution to the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state on the situation

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