Agents of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday walked out of the collation centre in Kano State ahead of the announcement of the winner of the governorship election.
The results of the last two Local Government Areas delaying the collation have been released with Abdullahi Ganduje, the incumbent governor, maintaining a clear lead.
In Nassarawa LGA, Governor Ganduje, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 10,536 votes ahead of PDP’s Abba Yusuf, who had 3,409.
In Kibaya LGA, the governor scored 371 votes, while the PDP candidate got 228 votes.
Speaking to reporters after angrily walking out of the collation room, Rabi’u Bichi, PDP chairman in Kano, described the election as a sham.
Meanwhile, policemen and officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) has earlier in the day clashed at the INEC collation centre in Kano.
The altercation occurred after armed DSS operatives, reportedly drafted from Abuja, asked journalists and observers already seated in the collation hall to leave the hall and present themselves for another screening.
The policemen who had earlier controlled the screening process earlier were pushed aside by the DSS operatives.
This led to a dispute between policemen and one of the DSS operatives, which almost turned ugly but for the intervention of a senior security officer.