2023 ELECTIONS

March 21, 2023

Polls: PDP’s Dauda Lawal stops Gov Matawalle’s re-election bid in Zamfara

Polls: PDP’s Dauda Lawal stops Gov Matawalle’s re-election bid in Zamfara

Lawal Dauda and Bello Matawalle

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Dauda Lawal has unseated Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Lawal the governor-elect with a total of 377,726 votes, after he defeated Matawalle of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 311,976.

He was announced as the winner in Gusau, the state capital in the early hours of Tuesday.

This came after some mild drama over the presentation of the results for Maradun Local Government Area (LGA), where allegations surfaced that the Collation Officer, Dr Ahmed Kainuwa, had been abuducted.