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Tambuwal wins Sokoto South senatorial election

Juliet Buna

 

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has been declared the winner of the Sokoto South senatorial district election.

 

According to The Punch, Tambuwal, a two term governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged winner with a total number of 100,860 votes to defeat the All Progressives Congress candidate, Ibrahim Danbaba Dambuwa, who is the incumbent Senator representing Sokoto South with 95,884 votes.

 

The Returning Officer, Professor Abubakar Abdullahi Bagudo, announced the results on Sunday at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Bodinga Local Government Area of the state.

 

Tambuwal, a two-term governor, served as speaker of the House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015, when he was elected governor of Sokoto state.

 

He was reelected as governor in 2019.

 

The 57-year-old politician began his political career in 2003 when he contested for the Kebbe/Tambuwal Federal Constituency seat. He won the election and subsequent elections in 2007 and 2011, representing the constituency until 2015 when he was elected governor of Sokoto State.

 

Earlier, Tambuwal picked the PDP presidential form before he announced his withdrawal on the day of the primary for the eventual candidate and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

 

However, he will be returning to the National Assembly as a senator representing Sokoto South senatorial district with his latest victory.

 

The governor had also served as a three-term Federal House of Representatives member representing the Kebbe/Tambuwal federal constituency where he emerged as the Speaker between 2011 to 2015.

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