Aminu Tambuwal, ougoing governor of Sokoto State, has won the Sokoto South Senatorial election.
Tambuwal, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), defeated the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Ibrahim Danbaba Dambuwa, who is the incumbent Senator representing Sokoto South.
Tambuwal polled 100,860 votes while Danbaba polled 95,884 votes.
Tambuwal, a two-term governor, served as speaker of the House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015, when he was elected governor of Sokoto state.
He was reelected as governor in 2019.
The 57-year-old politician began his political career in 2003 when he contested for the Kebbe/Tambuwal Federal Constituency seat. He won the election and subsequent elections in 2007 and 2011, representing the constituency until 2015 when he was elected governor of Sokoto State.
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