Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has scored the highest votes the Sokoto State governorship election after polling a total of 512,002 from both the March 9 first ballot and yesterday’s supplementary election.
Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came close behind with 511,661, losing to the incumbent Governor with just 341 votes.
Mr Aliyu was Mr Tambuwal’s deputy governor. Both men were of the APC until Mr Tambuwal defected to the PDP.
The results of all the local governments where supplementary elections were held in Sokoto have now been announced at the state collation centre.