Tambuwal wins Sokoto South Senatorial District election

Tambuwal wins Sokoto South Senatorial District election

The sitting Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has won the Sokoto South Senatorial District election.

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Tambuwal winner. The declaration came after the conclusion of the supplementary election which was conducted on Saturday April 15, 2023.

Tambuwal, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, slugged it out with Danbaba Dambuwa of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the election.

According to Professor Abubakar Abdullahi Bagudo, Sokoto State INEC Returning Officer, Tambuwal scored 100,860 votes to beat Dambuwa.

Dambuwa is the incumbent lawmaker representing the district in the Senate. He received 95,884 votes.

Before INEC ordered the supplementary election to be conducted on account of over-voting and violence, Tambuwal boasted of 87,850 votes, while Dambuwa already had 79,991 votes.

The winner, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, is about to complete his two-term reign as the Governor of Sokoto State.

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Aminu Waziri Tambuwal is a Nigerian politician who serves as the Governor of Sokoto State in Nigeria, having won election during the 2015 general elections and re-elected in the 2019 general elections.

Tambuwal is a member of the People’s Democratic Party and served as the 10th Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, also representing the Tambuwal/Kebbe Federal Constituency of Sokoto State as an honorable.

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