INEC stops collation of Sokoto supplementary guber election results as Tambuwal in slim lead


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the collation of governorship supplementary election results in Sokoto State till 9 a.m on Sunday (today).

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state’s Chief Collation/Returning Officer, Prof. Fatima Muktar, made the announcement after she received results of polling units from 21 local government areas.

The LGA’s were affected by the cancellation of votes, which prompted the re-run elections as the number of votes cancelled was higher than the existing margins between Governor Aminu Tambuwal of PDP and his closest rival, Ahmad Aliyu of APC.

NAN reports the collation was put on hold at 4 a.m.

Based on the received results of re-run election, Tambuwal is leading with 2,058 votes ahead of Ahmad.

The only LGA remaining is Kebbe, having 35 polling units which is the highest area among the 135 polling units split across the LGAs.



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