Kano 2023: INEC declares NNPP’s Abba winner

Malam Abba Yisuf, a candidate for the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP), has been proclaimed the victor of the Kano State governorship election held on March 18 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Yusuf received 1,019,602 votes to win the seat, according to the state returning officer, Prof. Doko Ibrahim, the vice-chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, who announced the results on Monday in Kano.

Ibrahim said that Yusuf defeated his closest rival and incumbent Deputy Governor of the state, Malam Yusuf Gawuna, of the All Progressive Congress (APC), who scored 892,705 votes.

He said: “That I, Prof. Doko Ibrahim, declared that the election was contested by 18 candidates.

“Having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, Abba Kabiru Yusuf of the NNPP is hereby declared winner and returned elected,” he said. (NAN)

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