The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the incumbent and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje, winner of the Kano State governorship supplementary election held Saturday.
Ganduje lost the first election held on March 9 by a slim margin, but his total votes in the two polls put him ahead of his main challenger, the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abba Yusuf.
Yusuf was leading Ganduje after the first election with about 26,000 votes after he polled 1,014,474 votes to Ganduje’s 987,819 votes, leaving a difference of 26,655 votes.
In the supplementary election held in 28 out of the 44 local government areas in the state, Ganduje won by scoring 45,876 votes to Yusuf’s 10,239 thereby up turning the result in his favour, INEC said.
The State Returning Officer Bello Shehu, a professor, who made the announcement at the headquarters of INEC in Kano, announced that Ganduje scored a total vote of 1,033,695 while Yusuf polled 1,024,713.