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SOKOTO: Gov Tambuwal wins re-election with 341 votes

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Governor Aminu Tambuwal has won his re-election bid for another four-year tenure in Sokoto state with a slim margin of 341 votes.

Incumbent Governor Aminu Tambuwal and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner of the governorship election in Sokoto State.

Tambuwal, won the election with a difference of 341 votes after collation of results from 22 Local Governments Areas (LGAs), where supplementary election took place on Saturday.

The result was announced by Fatima Mukhtar, Returning Officer for the election at the INEC collation center in the state on Sunday.

After the result of the supplementary election was collated and added to the March 9, election result, Tambuwal polled a total vote of 512,002 to defeat Ahmad Aliyu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who came closely behind with 511,661, losing to his erstwhile principal with just 341 votes.

Tambuwal was leading with 489,558 votes on March 9 when the governorship election was declared inconclusive, while Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came behind with 486,145 votes.

Tambuwal at the end of the March 9 governorship election, had led with 3,413 votes.

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INEC had however declared the election inconclusive owing to the cancellations of votes in 136 polling units across 22 LGAs, which had 75,403 registered voters.

Tambuwal, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, is now set to lead the state for another four years.

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