Kano: Moment INEC Collation Officer Asked For Two Hours Break Before Announcing Winner [Video]
The moment the Kano governorship election collation officer, Ahmed Doko Ibrahim, asked for a two hours break to cross-check the results before declaring the winner has been captured on video.
After the result of Dala Local Government Area was announced, the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) secured a major lead above the All Progressives Congress (APC).
While NNPP polled 53,794 votes in Dala, APC trailed with 28,880 votes.
Supporters of the NNPP had started jubilating that the party secured the highest votes cast in the election but Ibrahim announced that he needed at least two hours to make a final pronouncement.
This raised suspicion among NNPP agents and supporters expressed suspicion that the election might be declared inconclusive and asked the collation officer the reason for his decision.
Ibrahim had earlier displayed the documents to be used for the final collation, showing that they were blank.
However, he insisted that he needed at least two hours to put things in order, especially as it relates to all issues leading to canceled votes.
When the returning officer moved to a corner to fill out the form, party supporters charged at him, forcing him to return to his former position.
Ibrahim interpreted the Electoral Act and guideline to mean that where there are violence and election were canceled, the affected PU will not count in the principle of margin of lead. Only those canceled due to overvoting will count.
NNPP and nine other parties agreed to this, but APC didn’t say anything as an unidentified agent argued against this but the returning officer continued with his task.
Watch the video below.