The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) on Wednesday vowed to conduct free, fair and credible supplementary election in the state on March 23.

According to a statement by INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Riskuwa Shehu Arabu, the supplementary elections would determine the winner of Kano governorship election.

Cases of violence and over voting invoked the decision to cancel some ballots.

He added that the gubernatorial election was inconclusive, stressing the election did not produce a winner.

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“The Commission wishes to reiterate its commitment to the conduct of free, fair and credible election in the State. It also wishes to inform the general public that the Supplementary Election would be conducted on Saturday 23rd March, 2019,” Riskuwa stated.

He explained the cancellation of results in some units located within some local Government Areas was due to violence and over voting, which lead to cancellations of results in 210 Polling Units which constitutes 88 Registration Areas, adding that the affected Polling Units has a total number of 128,572 registered voters.

The Kano REC said the contenders with the highest votes are the candidates of the All Progressive Congress with 987,819 and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party with 1,014, 474 votes.

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The PDP is currently leading with 26, 655 while 128,572 votes were cancelled.

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