The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has declared the governorship election in Kano State as inconclusive.

The Returning Officer for the Governorship election in the state Bibi Shehu announced this shortly after the compilation of the election results from the 44 Local Government Areas in the state in Kano

According to him, the declaration of the election as inconclusive is in accordance with section 26 of the INEC Act. He said the number of canceled votes cast is beyond the margin between the candidate with the highest votes and the one that came second.

Shehu explained that the difference between the candidate of  the People’s Democratic Party, PDP Abba Kabir-Yusuf, who leads in the votes declared, and that APC candidate, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, who cane second, was 26,000 votes, while the votes cancelled were 128,572.

He said that INEC would fix a date to conduct election in 172 polling units, where the election was cancelled due to disturbances, over voting and non-usage of the card reader machine.