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UPDATED: Tambuwal wins Sokoto with 3413 votes but INEC declares election inconclusive citing small margin Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 24, 2021


Governor Aminu Tambuwal has won the governorship election in Sokoto with 3413 votes, but the Independent National Electoral Commission said the margin of win was too small and declared as inonclusive the governorship election held in Sokoto state on Saturday

In the results announced by INEC, Tambuwal who is the Peoples Democratic Party candidate polled 489,558 votes to defeat Aliyu Ahmad of the All Progressives Congree APC who polled 486,145. The PPA candidate polled 1,353 votes.

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Fatima Mukhtar, the INEC returning officer, said the number of valid votes were 987, 942, rejected votes was given as 30,082 while the total vote cast was given 1, 019,024.

Mrs Mukhtar, the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Dutse, said the number of registered voters was 1,887, 767 while the number of accredited voters was 1, 033,081.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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