Kano: Again, Observer Group Faults INEC Declaration of Abba Yusuf As Governor -Elect
- The declaration of Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf as the winner of the recently held governorship election in Kano state has been faulted
- A coalition of Accredited Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) Domestic Observer Group faulted INEC's decision
- The group said there were reported cases of irregularities of some state actors and non state actors that undermined the process
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Again, a coalition of Accredited Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) Domestic Observer Group has faulted the declaration of the candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf as the winner of the recently held governorship election in Kano state.
The coalition chaired by Alhaji Ali Abacha in a statement made available to Legit.ng in Abuja, called on INEC to examine Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machine deployed to verify the figures on the results sheets Form EC8As in Gwarzo, Tudun Wada, Bagwai, Dala, Fagge, local councils of Kano state.
The group said there were reported cases of irregularities of some state actors and non state actors that undermined the process of election in the aforementioned local councils.
Justifying the call for the review of the election, the coalition argued that there was no way the declaration of Abba kabir Yusuf as winner of the election would stand since the margin of lead which is put at 128,897 votes is less than total number of cancelled votes of 273,442.
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The coalition was reacting to a report by the Transition monitoring group (TMG), in conjunction with CSOs which conveyed the impression that it called for outright cancellation of the Kano governorship poll.
"We are apolitical, neutral and had no affiliation with any political party. As a Coalition of Election Observer Groups, we are neither faceless nor partisan as been reported to malign the image of the coalition before the good people of Kano and the nation at large.
"We want to reiterate here that we are experienced observer groups with over 30 years field experience in election observations in Nigeria and other African Countries."
Observer groups insist Kano governorship election should be cancelled
Meanwhile, the Coalition of INEC Accredited Domestic Election Observer Groups and Center for Gender and Youth Civic Education and Rights in Africa has insisted that the 2023 governorship election in Kano state should be cancelled.
Th coalition made this known in statement made available to Legit.ng.
Going further, the group insisted that the declaration of Abba Gida Gida as the Governor-Elect by the INEC was hasty and ill-advised.