The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s Kano election, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should have declared the exercise inconclusive.
The governorship candidate who was in the company of party leaders, expressed surprise that with the same election, 16 of the House of Assembly elections held same day and same conditions were declared inconclusive by the electoral umpire, INEC.
INEC on Monday morning, declared Abba Kabiru Yusuf, of the NNPP, winner of the Kano governorship election held on Saturday.
Similarly, the APC has rejected the announcement of Abba Kabir Yusif of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) as winner of the just concluded governorship election in Kano calling for immediate review of the election result by INEC within seven days.
The Chairman of the party, Abdullahi Abbas announced this to newsmen at an emergency press conference at the APC gubernatorial campaign office in Kano, Tuesday.
The APC chairman, represented by the party’s legal adviser, Abdul Adamu Fagge insists that the election should be declared inconclusive because the cancelled votes were greater than the margin between the first and the second parties of NNPP and APC respectively as provided by the Electoral Act.
The party also drew attention to the cancellation of sixteen House of Assembly elections in the state, sighting violence as the reason, while the same votes were considered in collating the governorship election. It expressed dismay saying the two elections took place same day, same time, same places and under the same circumstances.