Collation has resumed at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano state for the governorship polls after the results of Nasarawa local government was submitted.
It was gathered that the Nasarawa council results shows the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured 54,349 votes while the All Progressives Congress (APC) got 34,297.
However, the latest result was generated after parties agreed that Gama ward should be excluded due to irreconcilable dispute between the two main parties.
Earlier the INEC had put the collation of the results on hold due to what it called “disturbing report of disrupting collation process at Nasarawa local government by some people that led to the destruction of some election results.”
Results from 43 of Kano’s 44 local government areas had been announced, and Abba Yusuf, governorship candidate of the PDP, was leading Abdullahi Ganduje, incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with a narrow margin of 12,954 votes.
Before the arrival of the Nasarawa results, the PDP candidate had polled 966,116 votes while Ganduje was able to secure 953,162 votes.
Nasarawa local government remains the only region whose result is yet to be announced in Kano.
However, Riskuwa Shehu, the state resident electoral commissioner (REC), said the electoral body is bent on concluding the collation process, and will use its primary and secondary results from polling units and ward levels.
The collation of results in the state is ongoing as of the time of filing this report.