UPDATED: INEC declares Tambuwal as Sokoto gov-elect

UPDATED: INEC declares Tambuwal as Sokoto gov-elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party as Sokoto state governor – elect. Announcing the final results of the election , the state Returning Officer , Prof. Fatimah Mukhtar , said Tambuwal polled a total score of 512 , 002 votes to beat Ahmad Aliyu of the

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party as Sokoto state governor – elect.
Announcing the final results of the election , the state Returning Officer , Prof. Fatimah Mukhtar , said Tambuwal polled a total score of 512 , 002 votes to beat Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress who garnered 511 ,660.
Tambuwal won with a slim margin of 342 votes .
The Resident Electoral Officer , Prof. Sadiq Musa , had said the declaration of the winner was be based on simple majority .
Mukhtar said the number of registered voters was 1 , 887 , 767 , while accredited voters were 1 , 083, 413 .

Total votes cast were 1 , 067, 994 while the number of rejected votes was 31 , 662.
Declaring Tambuwal the winner of the polls , the returning officer said, ” I , Fatimah Muktar, hereby certify that I was the returning officer for Sokoto state governorship election held on 23 rd of March , 2019 .
“ That the election was contested and the candidates received the following votes , that Aminu Tambuwal having satisfied the constitutional requirements, is hereby declared the winner of the election . ”
The hall erupted with shout of ‘ Allahu Akbar (God is great ) as the PDP supporters roared in jubilation .

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