The lndependent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday presented certificates of return to Kano state Governor-elect Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna and 27 elected members.
However, 13 members of the assembly elected under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were conspicuously absent during the ceremony held at the indoor sports hall of Sani Abacha stadium.
Presenting the certificates of return to the elected officers, the INEC national commissioner in charge of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states, Engr. Abubakar Nahuche urged political class in the country to always imbibe spirit of sportsmanship and eschew a do-or-die politics.
He, however, congratulated the winners and said the outcome of the election was a true reflection of democracy saying Nigerian democracy has significantly developed.