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INEC reverses Kano constituency election results, fixes date for rerun


Independent National Electoral Commission


The Independent National Electoral Commission has stated that there was no winner in the Feb­ruary 25 National Assembly election in Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency of Kano State.

Prof. Ibrahim Adamu Yaka­sai, the Returning Officer for the election, announced the new development in the feder­al constituency on Wednesday, as the commission fixed rerun in 13 polling units of the federal constituency.

INEC had earlier announced Hon. Alhassan Doguwa, the in­cumbent lawmaker represent­ing the federal constituency and Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the elec­tion.

The professor said, “The re­viewed election results stand as follows, APC, 39,732; NNPP, 34,798; PDP, 7,091.”

He explained there were cancellations of results in 13 polling units, added that “the total number of votes domiciled in the poll­ing units that were cancelled had submerged the margin of votes difference cast in fa­vour of the duo of APC and NNPP.”

He put the total number of Permanent Voter Cards, collected in the 13 poll­ing units that were cancelled at 6,917, as against the over 4,000 votes margin between the APC and NNPP.

He stated that INEC will conduct supplementary elec­tions in the affected units to determine the winner of the February 25 Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency poll.

The commission on Tuesday, removed Dogu­wa’s name from the list of Reps-elect, attributing the development to irregularities in the electoral exercise. INEC had said, Doguwa was declared winner of the elec­tion by the returning officer, under duress.

This followed the arrest of Doguwa in connection with the violence which broke out in the federal constituency during the collation of the election results, leading to the death of two persons when a secretariat of the New Nigeria Peoples Party was set ablaze allegedly on the order of the embattled lawmaker.

The lawmaker was arraigned by the police, at a Mag­istrate Court in Kano, which remanded him in prison.

However, he was granted bail of N500 million and was also barred from visiting the constituency for Saturday’s Governorship and State Hous­e of Assembly elections.

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