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How Tambuwal won Sokoto supplementary polls

‎By Abdallah el-Kurebe
Sokoto – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ‎has been reelected Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as governor of Sokoto state.

Tambuwal

He scored a total of 512,002 votes to beat Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 511,660 votes. The votes margin is 342‎.

In the supplementary elections that took place Saturday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 25,515 votes in the 136 polling units cancelled in 22 local governments of the state, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 22,444 votes.

Recall that the APC scored 486,145 in the March 9th governorship elections, while the PDP scored 489,558, leaving a margin difference ‎of 3,413 votes.

The cancelled votes of 75,403 had made the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare the polls inconclusive.

Supplementary elections: PDP accuses INEC of working for APC

Declaring Tambuwal as winner of Sokoto guber polls, the State Collation/Returning Officer, Prof. Fatima Batul Mukhtar Declaring Tambuwal as winner of Sokoto guber polls, the State Collation/Returning Officer, Prof. Fatima Batul Mukhtar ‎said, “That, Tambuwal Aminu Waziri of the PDP, having won majority votes, is hereby declared winner.”

The breakdown of votes collated for the 23 local governments are as follows:

1. Binji LG
APC 11,216
PDP 13,406

2. Bodinga LG
APC 21,078
PDP 21,725

3. Dange/Shuni LG
APC 23,990
PDP‎ 23,409

4. Gada LG
APC 30,981
PDP‎ 24,598

5. Goronyo LG
APC 20,867
PDP‎ 19,915

6. Gudu LG
APC 12,233
PDP‎ 15,077

7. Gwadabawa LG
APC 24,928
PDP‎ 21,866

8. Illela LG
APC 26,540
PDP 20,977

9. Isa LG
APC 16,830
PDP‎ 24,009

10. Kebbe LG
APC 11,820
PDP‎ 9,751

11. Kware LG
APC 19,212
PDP 20,197

12, Rabah LG
APC 17,946
PDP 14,551

Supplementary elections: PDP accuses INEC of working for APC

13. Sabon Birni LG
APC 32,257
PDP‎ 34,282

14. Shagari LG
APC 19,656
PDP‎ 18,222

15. Silame LG
APC 12,845
PDP 16,757

16. Sokoto North LG
APC‎ 33,442
PDP 36,813

17. Sokoto South LG
APC 36,092
PDP 40,337

18. Tambuwal LG
APC 30,473
PDP‎ 44,474

19. Tangaza LG
APC ‎16,374
PDP‎ 17,661

20. Tureta LG
APC 11,510
PDP‎ 13,255

21. Wamakko LG
APC 35,251
PDP 26,392

22. Wurno LG
APC 20,391
PDP‎ 14,201

23. Yabo LG
APC 16,122
PDP‎ 13,405


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