The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) has declared the results of Kano governorship elections are intact and safe.
It allayed fears over delay in the release of results of the gubernatorial election in Nasarawa local government area of Kano state.
Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kano, Professor Ristuwa Arabu Shehu, gave the assurance while briefing journalists on the update on the controversy sounding delay in the collation of the results.
He assured the commission will be fair and transparent in its responsibility.
Shehu posited INEC will regenerate the results from the primary and secondary data where 10 out of the 11 wards where collation had already been concluded.
“We are on it, we would be transparent. We have nothing to hide all what we are demanding for is for the parties to be patient to allow the commission to regenerate the gubernatorial results from the source,” he stressed.
He however urged residents to be peaceful so as not to trigger unnecessary trouble in the state.
“There is need for us to conduct ourselves in a peaceful manner so that when there is peace, harmony will reign. This is what we are pleading for the people to understand,’’ the REC said.
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Rabiu Suleiman Bichi urged INEC in Kano to declare the gubernatorial election results in favor of PDP.
According to him: ” I am baffled why the INEC is delaying the declaration of PDP as the winner of the March 9th, governorship election, arguing that, since there are 11 wards in the LGA and 10 have already been concluded, the isolated ward should not have affected the release of the results in the whole LGA.
“We are pleading for as a matter of urgency to declare PDP as the winner of the election for peace to reign in Kano because the atmosphere in Kano is tense”.