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State Polls: Ganduje’s Aide Dumps APC For PDP, Gives Reason

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The senior special assistant on urban beautification to Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, Hashim Dungurawa, has resigned.

Dungurawa, in a letter of resignation he tendered to Usman Alhaji, secretary to the state government, on Wednesday attributed his resignation to the failure of Ganduje to concede the election to Abba Yusuf, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, whom he claimed won the March 9 election.

He pointed out that Ganduje ought to accept defeat in order to “serve as a precedent to other Muslims who serve Allah in truth and sincerity”.

Part of the letter read: ”I write to formally inform you of my voluntary resignation from the office of SSA, Beautification. I thank you for offering me the opportunity to serve under your administration as SSA.”

The state governorship election was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) because the number of cancelled votes was higher than the margin between the two candidates.

Yusuf polled a total of 1,014,353 votes ahead of Ganduje who secured 953,522 votes, leaving a margin of 26,655 votes.

A total of 100,873 votes were cancelled in the election.

The commission fixed March 23rd for a supplementary will hold in the affected polling units in the state.

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