Sen. Wamakko declares winner of sokoto north senatorial district
By Mukhtar Tijjani
Former Governor of Sokoto State and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Aliyu Wamakko, has been declared the winner of the Sokoto North Senatorial Election District.
Wamakko defeated his closest opponent, the state deputy governor, Mannir Muhammad Dan’Iya, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party with a margin of 23,023 votes.
Announcing the results Sunday morning, the Returning Officer for the Sokoto North senatorial election, Ibrahim Magawata, said after the supplementary elections, the candidate of the APC, Aliyu Wamakko, scored total number of 141,468 to defeat Mannir Dan’Iya who garnered 118,445 votes.
With his victory at the polls, Wamakko is returning to the red chamber form the third term.
He was also the deputy governor to Attahiru Bafarawa for over seven years between 1999 and 2006 before he resigned to contest for governor following political differences.