THE gubernatorial candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) Kabir Abba Yusuf has won the Kano governorship election.
Yusuf won the election by defeating the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who is the current deputy governor of the state, Nasir Gawuna, and 16 other contestants.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (IINEC) declared Yusuf winner of the keenly contested election after the collation of results from the 44 local government areas (LGAs) in the state.
According to the returning officer, Ahmad Dokko, Yusuf won the election with 1,019,602 votes, while Gawuna got 890,705 votes.
However, there were arguments between party agents that lasted for a long time and led to the postponement of the result till this morning.
Yusuf slugged it out with the incumbent governor, Umar Ganduje, in 2019 in what was regarded as a very controversial election, which went into supplementary polls.
Yusuf, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at that time, lost to Ganduje after the supplementary election was conducted by INEC in 28 LGAs of the state.
The just concluded Kano State gubernatorial election generated a lot of controversy before, during, and after the poll.