All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (AP) in the just-concluded Saturday’s governorship election in Sokoto State, has been declared the governor-elect of State.
The INEC collation centre in Sokoto Sunday night, the Returning Officer, Professor Armayau Hamisu from Federal University, Dutsinma, Katsina State, announced that the APC candidate polled 453,661 votes to defeat his closest challenger and candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mallam Saidu Umar, who polled 404,632 votes.
The Governor elect Ahmed Aliyu won in 18 out of the 23 local government areas of the State.
He won in Binji, Wurno, Yabo, Gwadabawa, Rabah, Bodinga, Tangaza, Kware, Dange-Shuni, Sabon Birnin, Shagari, Illela, Gudu, Gada, Kebbe, Sokoto South, Wamakko and Sokoto North local government areas.
The PDP candidate, Malam Sa’idu Umar, recorded victory at Isa, Silame, Tureta, Goronyo and Tambuwal local government areas of the State.