KANO GUBER: Tension as party supporters await declaration of winner after NNPP lead
The last local government to be collated in the 2023 governorshp electiong in Kano State, Dala, has finally been declared, and the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) clinched it.
Dala gave NNPP 54, 784 votes while All Progressives Congress (APC) got 27, 785 votes.
After the collation of election results in the 44 local government areas of Kano State in the state, NNPC led its main rival, APC with 129, 006 votes.
Official figures shows that NNPP garnered 1, 018, 616 votes while the ruling APC) got 889, 610.
Earlier results were a ding-dong affair between the two heavyweight parties, as they overtake one another with minimal margins.
However, later tallies shot the NNPP far ahead of its major rival, giving its supporters a feeling of victory.
But, a more careful peek at the results should give both parties some cause for worry, as the number of cancelled votes rises beyond expectation.
Nigerian Sketch has so far been able to tally about 11, 474 cancelled votes from just two local government areas as of the time this story was published, and if such cancellations continue at this rate, pundits say it could be the deciding factor at the end of the day.
There is palpable tension as voters and party supporters wait to see if a winnwer will be declared tonight.
Party faithfuls have mounted a strenous vigil at the INEC headquaters since the early Sunday, in obidience to the calls of thier political masters.
Meanwhile, there have been reports of thugs blocking some areas of the state, waiting to wreck havoc if final election result did not favour their party. State Road, along Government House, is one area citizens have been warned not to ply for fear of attacks.
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