By Suleiman Adamu
The immediate past Governor of Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Wamakko and the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have both put a call across to the Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal to congratulate him on his victory at the March 9 and 23 governorship contest in the state.
Governor Tambuwal on Sunday survived the tough challenge of Ahmed Aliyu and his godfather Senator Aliyu Wamakko to win re-election for a second term.
Although he lost in the collated result for 35 polling units in Kebbe LGA, he was able to edge his opponent, his former deputy, by retaining the lead, winning by just 341 votes.
After the results from 21 LGAs were tallied, Tambuwal led with 2057 votes, after polling 506,545 votes. Aliyu, his APC challenger had 504,488 votes.
However, the margin of APC’s victory in Kebbe was not enough to change the final picture.
The returning officer Professor Fatima Mukhtar, vice chancellor of Federal University of Dutse is set to announce the final result for all the 22 LGAs.