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Sokoto rerun: INEC adjourns the collation of governorship results

INEC Chairman Prof Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has adjourned the collation of governorship supplementary election results in Sokoto state till 9 a.m on Sunday.

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

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

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

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Based on the received results of re-run election, Tambuwal is leading with 2058 votes ahead of Ahmad and the only LGA remaining is Kebbe, having 35 polling units which is the highest area among the 135 polling units split across the LGA’s.  (NAN)

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