BREAKING: INEC declares Kano governorship election inconclusive

The outcome of Saturday’s governorship elections in Kano state is inconclusive, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared on Monday.

This was announced by Kano state Returning Officer, Professor Bello Shehu.

The  governorship election is inconclusive because the number of cancelled votes is higher than the difference in votes scored between the two leading candidates, he said.

Professor Shehu said the PDP candidate Abba Yusuf scored 1,014,474 votes, while incumbent Governir Abdulllahi Ganduje of the ruling APC polled 987,819. The difference between the two contestants is 26,655 votes.

The total number of votes cancelled across 22 local government areas including Gama ward of Nasarawa local government is 141,694 votes.