The collation of results has started in Sokoto and the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Sadiq Musa has declared the center open.
According to our correspondent, the exercise is being handled by the state collation and returning officer professor Fatima Muktar.
The results are being announced at the Sultan Maccido Institute of Quran and General Studies.
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Sokoto has 23 Local Government Areas, the race is majorly between the incumbent Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, who is seeking a second term in office under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, Ahmed Aliyu.
Below are some of the results that have come in, with a focus on the two Major parties in the state.
Nine LGAs called so far. PDP has won 6 of the 9 called while APC has won 3, however, APC leads with 142,682 votes and PDP has 140,518 votes.
Analysis of results so far ….. PDP wins 6 LGAs with slim margins while the 3 LGAs won by APC are with very wide margins.
The collation continues.
Dange Shuni LGA
Sokoto south LGA
Sokoto north LGA