Nigeria: Kano Supplementary Poll - Again, Kwankwaso Loses in Own LGA to Ganduje

Kano State.

A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, lost in his local government area to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday's supplementary governorship election.

The incumbent governor and candidate of APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, who is seeking re-election, defeated the PDP in Madobi LGA where Mr Kwankwaso hails from.

The results from the areas in which the re-run election was held showed that Mr Ganduje of the APC polled 908 votes while PDP polled 164 which is a margin of 744 votes.

PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how Mr Ganduje scored 24,491 to defeat Abba Kabir-Yusuf (Kwankwaso's protege), of the PDP, who polled 24,309 votes in Madobi LGA in the March 9 election.


After the March 9 governorship elections across the country, the polls in six states - Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto - were declared inconclusive.

After the March 9 election, the PDP led with 26,655 votes in Kano.

Today's election held in 208 polling units in 29 local governments with 128,831 voters.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the PDP candidate polled 1,014,474 votes during the first election, while the APC scored 987,819 votes leaving a difference of 26,655 votes.

Mr Kwankwaso who is a serving senator, earlier on Saturday called on the electoral body to conduct fresh rerun elections in the state.

He insisted there were no elections on Saturday in the state.

He also condemned the alleged partisan role of the police during the exercise, under the command of the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), Anthony Micheal-Obizi, who he said provided 'support' for thugs to perpetrate violence and massive rigging.

More From: Premium Times

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.