Abba Kabir Yusuf, son in-law to a former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has emerged winner in a disputed governorship primaries held at Mr Kwankwaso’s Lugard Avenue residence.
The election kicked off past midnight on Tuesday, DAILY NIGERIAN learnt.
Earlier on Monday, police cordoned off Marhaba Cinema, the proposed venue of the primaries, citing court orders.
Announcing the result of the primaries on Tuesday, the chairman of the electoral panel, Ezeogu Onouha, said they accredited a total of 4,130 delegates.
He said Mr Kabir emerged winner of the primaries after polling 2,421 votes to defeat his distant second, Jafar Sani Bello, who got 1,258 votes.
Mr Onuoha said Sadiq Wali came third with 167 votes, while Salihu Takai came fourth with 95 votes.
According to him, Ibrahim Ali-Amin (Little) polled 51 votes to pick the fifth position, Akilu Indabawa scored 33 votes to pick the sixth position.
The party electoral officer declared 105 votes invalid.
In his victory speech after the primaries, Mr Yusuf thanked all those who participated in the process and called on other aspirants to support him.
But one of the aspirants who participated, Jaafar Sani Bello, said he won the primaries but was rigged out in the process of counting.
He therefore rejected the outcome of the election.