Senator Rabi’u Kwankwaso has called on his supporters in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to remain calm and accept the outcomes of presidential and national assembly elections in Kano state.
Kwankwaso who spoke in Hausa language said his supporters should not engage in any act that can disrupt peace in the state as a result of the losses suffered by the PDP in the state.
“I call on our supporters to remain peaceful and concentrate on the upcoming governorship and state assembly elections. We will ensure that we have taken all lawful steps to prevent problems that were experienced in some parts of the state to achieve victory,” he said.
“People should desist from dangerous celebrations like those that happened in 2011 and 2015 where many of our youths engage in dangerous car races that claimed lives and caused injuries,” he added.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) won all the three senatorial seats and many seats of the House of Representatives.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar failed to make the minimum 25 per cent of the votes cast in Kano and Yobe States, according to the results announced by INEC.
In the result announced in Kano, Muhammadu Buhari of the APC polled 1,464,768 (78.9%) of the vote cast, while Atiku Abubakar of the PDP polled 391,573 (21.1%).
A candidate must win at least 25 per cent of the votes in two thirds of the state, apart from winning majority votes to win the presidential election.