Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's first cousin, Abdullahi Abbas has clinched the Chairmanship of Kano State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a keenly contested election.

Abbas, son to Galadiman Kano, Abbas Sanusi was until now, a serving Commissioner of Special Duties to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and he posted a landslide victory over an unknown challenger, Mohammed Shehu on Saturday

Abbas secured 2,982 votes to clinch the party's top job.

Ibrahim Sarina polled 2,817 to emerge as the State Secretary of the party.

No fewer than 3472 delegates elected 32 contestants to various party positions at state executive, and 21 were elected at zonal level.

The outcome of the APC Congress now thrust absolute control of APC structures in the hands of Governor Ganduje whose candidates swept all the 31 position in the state, and 21 zonal officials in a keenly contested exercise.

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The exercise which ended peacefully at the Indoor sports hall of Sani Abacha stadium was adjudged by stakeholders at the venue as free and fair.

Chairman of the Congress Committee, Austin Eweka said he was impressed over the peaceful conduct of the exercise, and urged the losers to accept the outcome of the exercise.

In his acceptance speech, the newly inaugurated Chairman, Abbas said that his team would work harmoniously with the state government, under Dr Ganduje.

He pledged “we are ready to accept new entrants and we want to assured them that they would be treated the same way old party members are being treated. We are democrats and we believed in true democratic culture”.