Supporters of the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State
governorship election, Abba Yusuf, rampaged of Kano on Saturday to celebrate an early lead.
The celebration began for the supporters of the main opposition party’s candidate when news filtered through mobile phones that the party had recorded symbolic victories against Governor Abdulahi Ganduje’s All Progressives Congress in constituencies of his close allies.
The constituencies included that of the state
Deputy Governor, Nasiru Gawuna, and ex-governor and senator-elect, Ibrahim Shekarau. At the Magwan polling unit 056 where deputy governor Gawuna voted, the PDP candidate polled 210 votes to defeat Ganduje, who polled 197 votes.
Ganduje suffered a similar fate at PU 022 at the Giginyu Primary School, where Shekarau voted. Results from the unit indicated that the PDP garnered 143 votes to defeat Ganduje who polled 91 votes.
Kano State INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Garba Mohammed, said “Right now, sorting and collation of votes are being done at the ward and local government levels. We expect to start here (state headquarters) tomorrow (Sunday).”