Like the presidential election, the governorship election also had its challenges, including vote buying and violence.
Kano residents joined Nigerians in 27 other states to elect their governor and members of the Stat e House of Assembly.
However, elections in the state were marred by violence, vote buying, and alleged rigging.
As a result of these issues, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, is accusing the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) of rigging.
He accused the party of perpetrating violence and rigging in Kano States.
Mr Kankwanso told ICIR in Kano that the NNPP was winning the ongoing election but the APC was making attempts to rig it.
The NNPP presidential flag bearer made the comment after sorting and counting of the ballots began.
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According to him, he got reports that the APC had been using all manner of strategies to rig the election.
“From the report, we are getting from our people, we are currently leading but the opposition is trying to be funny.
“They are using all manner of things to buy votes. From 5,000 Naira to wrappers and so on,” Mr Kwankwaso was quoted as saying.
Kwankwaso Rates 2023 Election
Mr Kwankwaso says the 2023 general elections are the worst in recent years.
He advises politicians to stop promoting electoral violence.
Although, in the presidential election of February 25, Kwankwaso won in Kano with 997,279 votes ahead of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu who had 517,341 votes.
The NNPP candidate came fourth in the presidential election, right behind Labour Party’s Peter Obi.