The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of Saturday’s general election in Katsina State.
The state Returning officer, Professor Muazu Abubakar Gusau, early Monday morning announced the results of the exercise.
The results were announced by him at 3.20 a.m.
He said the total number of Registered Voters at 3516719 while the total number of Accredited voters was put at 1097663.
Gusau gave the numbers of polls garnered by each of the eighteen political parties which participated in the election and other facts as:
Total Valid Votes —-1058673
Total votes cast—-1091187.
The returning officer also disclosed that votes were cancelled in some parts of the state due to over-voting, violence, thuggery and insecurity.
The affected areas, according to him included Baure (One polling unit); Danmusa( Two polling units); Daura ( One polling unit); Dutsinma ( One polling unit); Funtua (Three polling units); Kafur ( Twelve polling units); Kankara ( One polling unit); Katsina( Seven polling units); Kurfi (One polling unit) and Kusada ( One polling unit).
Others were Maiadua ( One polling unit); Malumfashi ( Ten polling units); Mashi ( Ten polling units); Sabuwa ( One polling unit) and Safana ( Ten polling units).
Gusau gave the total number of registered voters whose elections were cancelled because of the reasons he earlier stated as 51310.