The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the results of the supplementary elections in nine local government areas in Sokoto State with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Aminu Tambuwal, having a slight edge over Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In Kware LGA, APC polled 211, PDP 186; Tureta, APC 56, PDP 238; Isa, APC 68, PDP 98; Gwadabawa, APC 187, PDP 163; Yabo, APC 110, PDP 106; and Dange Shuni, APC 652, PDP 626.
In Sokoto South LGA, APC scored 313 while PDP polled 278; Bodinga, APC 299, PDP 309; Binji, APC 517 and PDP 1,039.
Recall that in the March 9 governorship poll, Governor Aminu Tambuwal polled 489,558 votes while his close rival, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu of the APC, scored 486, 145 votes.
Speaking before the commencement of the result declaration, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Sadiq Musa, said the outcome would be added to the previous results of the March 9 elections which were declared inconclusive.
Musa said, “The declaration will be based on simple majority. The Collation/ Returning Officer of the governorship election, Prof. Fatima Mukhtar will handle it accordingly.”
Wamakko LGA — APC: 417, PDP: 221; Rabah LGA – APC:1,411, PDP: 1,319