- The Emir of Kano has asked the people of the state and Nigerians to remain calm over inconclusive elections
- The emir advised the people to allow INEC carry out its duty as it is the commission with the power to organise elections and declare result
- Emir Sanusi also said that inconclusive polls means that elections would be carried out again in affected voting units
The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, has called on the people of the state and Nigerians at large to be calm and allow the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to properly finish its assignment, concerning the inconclusive gubernatorial polls in some states.
While speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, March 12, at his palace, Emir Sanusi said only the electoral commission has the power to conduct and announce the results of election and should be allowed to carry out its task, Daily Trust reports.
Sanusi said INEC had already announced that the election held in Kano on Saturday, March 9, was inconclusive because there are still some polling units where the exercise would be re-conducted and it was after that the winner would be declared.
He said: “We remind the public that INEC has already disclosed all the votes that were got by candidates of each political parties. Those votes are intact and nobody has been denied his votes.
“In subsequent re-run, each candidate will have the votes that are given to him, added to what he has acquired. We should therefore, give cooperation to all security agencies for peace to continue reigning in Kano."
He also thanked the state's commissioner of police, Muhammad Wakili, and other heads of security agencies for their committed efforts to protect lives and property during the elections.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that INEC declared the results of last Saturday, March 9, gubernatorial election held in Kano state as inconclusive.
It was also gathered that the INEC’s returning officer in the state, Bello Shehu, disclosed this on Monday night, March 11, at the commission's head office in the state.
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