Tambuwal wins Sokoto Governorship poll

24th March 2019
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Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party has narrowly won the governorship election in Sokoto state.

He won with a slim margin of 341 votes

Aminu Tambuwal, won after collation of results from 22 Local Governments Areas (LGAs), where supplementery elections were held.

Results collation for the Sokoto State governorship election took place at the state collation centre of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Tambuwal polled a total score of 512,002 votes to beat
Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress who garnered 511,661.

The Resident Electoral Officer, Prof. Sadiq Musa, had said the outcome the declaration of winner will be based on simple majority.

When the results of the March 9 governorship elections were declared inconclusive, PDP had secured 489,558 votes, while Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came a close second with 486,145 votes.

At the time, the margin of lead was 3,413 votes. There were cancellations in 136 polling units across 22 LGAs, which had 75,403 registered voters.

For Kebbe LGA, the last deciding factor for the elections, PDP secured 5,457, while APC polled 7,173 votes.

The final collation and announcement is being awaited.

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