The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has told his teeming supporters he is confident of emerging victorious in the forthcoming Gubernatorial rerun election in Kano declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
This was contained in a statement signed by his spokesperson Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa, in Kano.
The statement said the election was declared inconclusive due to the cancellation of many polling units.
Concise News reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) on Monday declared the gubernatorial election in Kano as inconclusive as 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 electoral body said declaration of the election as inconclusive was in line with section 26 of the Electoral act that said if the number of cancelation of votes cast is beyond the margin between the winner and the looser.
“We call on all supporters to remain calm, we are known to be peace lovers and so we shall remain, as we are very sure of victory during the rerun.’’
“Our supporters should not forget that PDP is already leading in the last count of the election and interestingly, the bye election would take place in the strongest areas of our party.’’
“We urged everyone to keep hope alive on our guest to rescue Kano from the hands of corrupt leaders and agents of distraction.
It appealed to people in the affected areas to come out en mass to cast their votes in favour of PDP, We will Insha Allah emerge victorious after the rerun to restore the lost glory of Kano.