ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has emerged the winner of the Sokoto South senatorial district election.
Tambuwal who is a two term governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the seat with a total number of 100,860 votes.
The Governor defeated his closest rival of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and incumbent senator, Abdullahi Danbaba Dambuwa, with a vote margin of 4,976.
Dambuwa however, scored 95,884 votes.
The Returning Officer, Professor Abubakar Abdullahi Bagudo, announced the results on Sunday at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Bodinga Local Government Area of the state.
Governor Tambuwal had earlier picked the PDP presidential form before he announced his withdrawal on the day of the primary for the eventual candidate and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
He however, will be returning to the National Assembly as a senator representing Sokoto South senatorial district with his latest victory.
Also, the Governor had served as a three-term Federal House of Representatives member representing the Kebbe/Tambuwal federal constituency where he emerged as the Speaker between 2011 to 2015.