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Tambuwal, Wamakko, Dasuki declared winners in Sokoto supplementary elections

The February 25 National Assembly elections in Sokoto State was declared inconclusive, and INEC fixed April 15 for the supplementary elections.

• April 16, 2023
Aliyu Wamakko and Aminu Tambuwal
Aliyu Wamakko and Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has been declared winner of Sokoto South Senatorial District election.

Declaring the results of the supplementary elections, the Returning Officer for the Sokoto South Senatorial District, Professor Abubakar Bagudo, said Mr Tambuwal of the PDP scored 100,860 to defeat Senator Ibrahim Danbaba of APC who got 95,884 votes along with others.

Mr Bagudo said that the election was contested by Muhammad Faruk of ADC; Abdullahi Danbaba, APC; Umar Rabiu, APGA and Umar Abubakar LP.

Others are Aliyu Sayyinna, NNPP; Hudu Sa’idu NRM; Aminu Tambuwal, PDP; Labbo Bala, SDP and Muhammad Bashir ZLP.

“Tambuwal having satisfied the requirements of law have been declared winner and returned elected,” Mr Bagudo said.

Meanwhile, the Returning Officer for the Sokoto North Senatorial District, Professor Ibrahim Magawata, had also returned Senator Aliyu Wamakko, as winner of the Sokoto North Senatorial District.

Mr Magawata said Mr Wamakko polled 141,448 votes to defeat the candidate of the PDP, Muhammadu Dan’Iya, who scored 118,445 votes.

“Magatakarda Aliyu Wamakko of the APC, having satisfied the requirement of the law, is hereby declared the winner of the election, and returned elected,” Mr Magawata said.

Also, the Returning Officer of Kebbe/Tambuwal federal constituency for 2023 Supplementary Election, Professor Abubakar Muhammad, returned Abdussamad Dasuki as winner of the election.

Mr Muhammad said Mr Dasuki polled 47,317 votes to beat the candidate of the APC, Bala Kokani, who scored 34,282 votes along with others.

The February 25 National Assembly elections in Sokoto State was declared inconclusive, and INEC fixed April 15 for the supplementary elections.


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