Wamakko defeats Sokoto’s deputy governor to retain Senate seat


Former Sokoto State Governor and All Progressives Congress candidate Aliyu Wamakko has been proclaimed the victor of the Sokoto North Senatorial Election District.

Wamakko defeated his nearest opponent, Manir Muhammad Dan’Iya, the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, by a margin of 23,023 votes.

The Returning Officer for the Sokoto North senatorial election, Ibrahim Magawata, announced the results Sunday morning, saying that after the supplemental polls, the APC candidate, Aliyu Wamakko, received 141,468 votes to defeat Manir Dan’Iya, who received 118,445 votes.

Wamakko is returning to the red chamber for a third term after winning the election.

Between 1999 through 2006, he served as deputy governor to Attahiru Bafarawa before resigning to run for governor due to political issues.

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