June 8, 2023

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Sokoto State governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aminu Tambuwal, as winner of the governorship election in the state.

The governor defeated Aliyu Ahmed of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to retain his seat as the governor of the state, by a slim margin, after collation of results from 22 Local Governments Areas (LGAs), where supplementary elections were held.

Fatima Mukhtar, returning officer for the election, announced this at the INEC collation center in the state.

She said he polled 25,857 votes ahead of Aliyu Ahmed of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who had 25,515 votes.

The PDP had secured 489,558 votes when the results of the March 9 main governorship elections were declared inconclusive, 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.

However, at the final count, the APC polled 511,661 votes, while the PDP secured 512,002 votes, respectively.

PDP defeated APC with 341 votes.

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