The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has been declared winner of Sokoto state governorship election.
The state’s Collation and Returning Officer, Prof. Abdullahi Bagudu , who is Deputy Vice Chancellor, Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, declared that Tambuwal polled the highest number of votes in Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Announcing the results at about 7.15pm, Prof. Abdullahi Bagudu disclosed that the total votes cast was 958,736, while total valid votes was 926,682 and voided votes, 32,054
Tambuwal polled 647,609 votes, while the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Sen. Abdallah Wali scored 269,074.
The Speaker won in all 23 local government areas, while his PDP challenger did not win in any local government.
[ELECTION 2015] Tambuwal wins Sokoto governorship poll