Tambuwal Wins Re-Election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Aminu Tambuwal as winner of the governorship election in Sokoto state.

Fatimah Mukhtar, returning officer for the election, said Tambuwal, who contested under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled a total of 512,002 votes to beat Aliyu Ahmed of the All Progressives Congress (APC)who garnered 511,660 votes.

Tambuwal won with a margin of 342 votes.

Ahmed was the deputy of Tambuwal before the governor defected from the APC to the PDP.

The governor was leading in the March 9 election that INEC declared inconclusive.

So far, winners have been declared in two of the five states where supplementary election took place on Saturday.

In Plateau, Simon Lalong, the incumbent governor, defeated Jeremiah Useni, his PDP rival, to secure his second term.

Results of Bauchi, Benue and Kano are being expected.

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