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The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Yusuf Abba Kabir, as the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

The declaration was made in the early hours of Monday amid growing tension in the state.

According to the results declared by the Returning Officer for the Kano State Governorship election, Professor Ahmed Ibrahim, the NNPP candidate polled 1,019,602 votes to defeat his closest rival, Nasiru Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress, who polled 890,705 votes.

Below are the results as announced by the Returning Officer:

AA – 211
AAC – 955
ADC – 12,832
ADP – 9,402
APC – 890,705
APGA – 1,360
APM -4,955
APP – 430
BP- 533
LP – 5,409
NNPP – 1,019,602
NRM – 862
PDP – 15,957
PRP – 2,188
SDP – 759
YPP – 9,835
ZLP – 1,882

Total number of registered voters – 5,921,370

Total number of accredited voters – 2,032,955

Total number of valid votes – 1,977,872

Total number of rejected votes – 27,092

Total votes cast – 2,004,964

Meanwhile, owing to the growing tension in the state, the Kano State government has declared a dawn-to-dusk curfew in the state to forestall breakdown of law and order.

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