Sokoto governorship election declared inconclusive by INEC

The governorship election in Sokoto state has been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC. The electoral body declared the election inconclusive following a slim margin of win, less than the number of cancelled votes.

According to the commission, the incumbent governor, Aminu Tambuwal who is seeking a re-election, polled a total of 489,558 votes, while his chief challenger, Ahmed Aliyu of the APC had 486,145 votes to his name.

The margin of win was a small 3,413 votes, compared to the votes expected from the cancellation in 136 polling units with 75,403 registered voters.

The electoral body says a supplementary election to decide the winner of the governorship election is expected to be conducted in 21 days time.

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