24 March 2019

Nigeria: PDP's Tambuwal Declared Sokoto Guber Poll Winner

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has won his second term bid to govern the state for another four years.

The Resident Electoral Officer, Prof. Sadiq Musa, declared Tambuwal, the People's Democratic Party candidate,

winner after he polled a total score of 512,002 votes.

His closest rival Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress garnered 511,661 votes.

Although Tambuwal lost in the collated result for 35 polling units in Kebbe LGA, he was able to edge his opponent, his former deputy, by retaining the lead, winning by just 341 votes.

Aliyu was Tambuwal's deputy governor during his first term until late 2018.

The duo were in the APC until Tambuwal defected to the PDP.

In the substantial governorship election held March 9, the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the state poll inconclusive.

The election authorities said Tambuwal polled 489,558 votes, while Aliyu of the APC had 486,145 votes.

The margin of win was a small, 3,413 votes, compared to the votes expected from the cancellation in 136 polling units with 75,403 registered voters.

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