A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Kano - The Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC), in Kano State on Thursday presented Certificate of Return to
Governor-elect, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, his Deputy, Prof. Hafizu Abubakar and
members of the National Assembly.
Assembly members who received their certificates included Senators elect,
Rabi’u Kwankwaso (APC-Kano Central) Kabiru Gaya (Kano South) and Barau Jibrin
members-elect of the House of Representatives also received their certificates
of return at the Centre for Research and Democratic Studies, Mambayya House,
Also read: INEC release official statement on the elections
Electoral Commissioner in the state, Alhaji Husaini Pai, congratulated the
recipients for their victory at the polls.
the courage of all those who lost the elections and conceded defeat.
Commissioner in charge of Kano, Jigawa and Katsina states, Amb. Ahmed Wali,
commended corps members and all those who served as ad-hoc staff for their
patriotism during the elections.
that the introduction of PVCs and card readers had checkedmated incidences of
rigging and other electoral malpractices during the 2015 general elections in
He said the
presentation of the certificate of return to the elected political office
holders was aimed at confirming who the winners of the election were.
Governor-elect, Ganduje promised to complete all ongoing projects initiated by
Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso.
the PDP gubernatorial candidate, Malam Salihu Takai, for calling him personally
to congratulate him even before the election result was announced.