Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State is a happy man.

Sunday, March 24 is one day that he will not forget in a jiffy.

The race for the governorship seat in the state that started on March 9 finally came to an end, with his dream coming true.

It was a tough battle for the incumbent Governor, as he faced a challenge by Ahmed Aliyu and his godfather Senator Aliyu Wamakko of the All Progressives Congress (APC), scaling through with a small margin.

Although he lost in the collated result for 35 polling units in Kebbe LGA, he was able to edge his opponent, his former deputy, by retaining the lead, winning by just 341 votes.

He polled 512,002 votes, while his APC challenger got 511,660 votes.

After the results from 21 LGAs were tallied, Tambuwal led with 2,057 votes, after polling 506,545 votes. Aliyu, his APC challenger had 504,488 votes.

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However, the margin of APC’s victory in Kebbe was not enough to change the final picture.

APC polled 71,77 votes while PDP got 5,457 votes. Overall in the supplementary votes, APC got 25,515 votes while Governor Tambuwal of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 22,444 votes.

The returning officer Professor Fatima Mukhtar, vice chancellor of Federal University of Dutse is set to announce the final result for all the 22 LGAs. 

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