The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, on Tuesday said nobody had been denied his votes after the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) declared the Kano governorship election inconclusive.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduge of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Abba Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the front runners in the race for the highest political office in Kano.
Collation officer for the poll, Professor Bibi Shehu, had announced on Monday night that the declaration of the election as inconclusive was in line with section 26 of the Inec act.
He explained that the PDP defeated the APC with 26,000 votes, while the votes cancelled was 128,572.
The Inec official said Yusuf polled 1,014,474 votes, while Ganduje got 987,819, adding that 2,155,128 was recorded as Valid and 49,761 votes were rejected.
But the PDP rejected Inec’s declaration, calling on the electoral umpire to declare its candidate as the winner of the poll.
However, addressing a press conference at his palace, Emir Sanusi said only Inec had the authority to conduct and announce the results of election and should be allowed to do its job.
“We remind the public that INEC has already disclosed all the votes that were got by candidates of each political parties. Those votes are intact and nobody has been denied his votes,” he said.
“In subsequent re-run, each candidate will have the votes that are given to him, added to what he has acquired. We should therefore, give cooperation to all security agencies for peace to continue reigning in Kano.”
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