Reports reaching the desk of Africa Today News, New York has it that Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared the winner of the just concluded Sokoto State Governorship polls.
Mr. Aliyu won with a total of 453661 votes defeating his closest rival Saidu Umar of the PDP who polled a total vote of 404632.
The State Collation Officer, Bichi Amaya’u, who announced the result in Sokoto on Sunday, said Mr Aliyu polled a total of 453,661 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Saidu Umar, who polled 404,632.
Mr Aliyu, an ally of a former governor of Sokoto State and sitting senator, Aliyu Wamakko, was the deputy to Governor Aminu Tambuwal during his first tenure between 2015 and 2019.
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In 2019, he contested against Governor Tambuwal, a member of the PDP, and lost with a close margin of 342 votes after a re-run.
Final results as declared by INEC:
No of registered voters: 2172056
No of Accredited Voters: 901513
Total valid votes: 864419
Total rejected votes: 15357
Total vote cast: 879776.
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has commenced the announcement of final results after Saturday’s governorship election in 28 States of the Federation.
Africa Today News, New York reports that the collation of results is still ongoing in some states as of the time of filing this report.
However, the electoral umpire has announced results in some states, with protests from the losing political parties.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been declared the winner of the governorship election in Lagos State. The incumbent Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, polled a total of 762,134 to defeat first runner-up, Labour Party’s Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, who secured 312,329 votes, while Abdulazeez Adeniran of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, got 62,449 votes. The Labour Party, however, insists it won the election.
Collation and final declaration are yet to be concluded in several states including Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kaduna, Delta, Borno, Cross River, Kano, Ebonyi, Enugu, Kebbi, Nasarawa, Plateau, Rivers and Zamfara.
In Enugu State, although collation was concluded Sunday night, the commission suspended further action till Monday morning following complaints emanating from Nkanu East and Nsukka LGs results. The commission asked for written petitions, with which it would undertake a review of the contentions results.