The Independent National Electoral Commission has adjourned the collation of governorship supplementary election results in Sokoto State till 9am on Sunday.
The News Agency of Nigeria 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.
The LGAs 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 the Peoples Democratic Party and his closest rival, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress.
NAN reports the the collation was put on hold at 4am.
Based on the received results of the re-run election, Tambuwal is leading with 2,058 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 LGAs.