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Sunday, March 24, 2019


 Aminu Tambuwal, Gov of Sokoto State 

Ikechukwu Iloh

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), candidate in the Sokoto governorship election, Aminu Tambuwal has won the supplementary re-run election in the state.

According to the Chief Collation/Returning Officer, Prof. Fatima Mukhtar, Mr Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured the highest votes of 512, 002, defeating Mr Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 511, 660 votes.

“PDP candidate, Aminu Tambuwal having scored the highest votes in the election, is hereby declared winner and returned elected according to law,” Ms Mukhtar said.

Ms Mukhtar, who is the Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, said the votes were tallied along with previous ones recorded after the March 9 election.
The election then was declared inconclusive because the vote difference between Mr Tambuwal and his challenger was lower than the cancelled votes.
Reports by NAN indicates that the total number of registered voters was 1, 887, 767 while 1, 083, 413 voters were accredited.

Total number of valid votes was 1,036,332 and the total number of rejected votes was 31, 662. The number of total votes cast was 1, 067, 994, Mukhtar said.
According to her, during the re-run election, PDP’s Tambuwal polled 22, 444 votes while APC’s Aliyu scored 25, 515 in the 135 polling units where supplementary elections were conduced.
She further explained that 49 candidates from other participating parties shared the remaining votes cast.

Ahmad Aliyu was Tambuwal's ersthwile deputy. He lost to his erstwhile principal with 341votes.

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