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Speaker Tambuwal Wins Sokoto Governorship Race
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has just been declared winner of the governorship race in Sokoto State.
Tambuwal, who ran on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, won in all the 23 local government areas in the state.
Announcing the results in Sokoto Sunday evening, Abubakar Abdulahi Bagudu of the Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, who served as the returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said Tambuwal scored a total of 645,389 votes to beat Abdullahi Wali, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate.
Tambuwal, got elected into the House of Representatives in 2011 on the platform of the PDP but decamped to the APC only in October, 2014 but managed to pick the party’s governorship ticket.