Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Sunday survived the tough challenge of Ahmed Aliyu and his godfather, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, both of the All Progressives Congress, to win re-election for a second term.
Although Tambuwal, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the election, lost in the collated result for 35 polling units in Kebbe Local Government Area, he was able to edge his opponent, his former deputy, by retaining the lead, winning by just 341 votes.
He polled 512,002 votes, while his APC challenger got 511,661 votes.
After the results from 21 LGAs were tallied, Tambuwal led with 2,057 votes, after polling 506,545 votes.
Aliyu had 504,488 votes.
However, the margin of APC’s victory in Kebbe was not enough to change the final picture.
APC polled 7,177 votes, while PDP got 5,457 votes.
Overall in the supplementary votes, APC got 25,515 votes, while Tambuwal of polled 22,444 votes.