Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared as Sokoto state governor-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) .

The result means that the former speaker of the House of Representatives will be retaining his seat as the current governor of Sokoto.

In results announced after the state’s rerun elections, the state Returning Officer, Prof. Fatimah Mukhtar, declared that Tambuwal polled a total score of 512,002 votes to defeat Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress who garnered 511,660.

Aliyu lost with a very slim margin of just 341 votes – enough to see Tambuwal win by a simple majority.

INEC’s declaration:

“I, Fatimah Muktar, hereby certify that I was the returning officer for Sokoto state governorship election held on 23rd of March, 2019.

“That the election was contested and the candidates received the following votes, that Aminu Tambuwal having satisfied the constitutional requirements, is hereby declared the winner of the election.”

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