Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has won the presidential election in Sokoto state.
Atiku won the election with 288,679 to beat the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 285,444 votes.
Tinubu was leading Atiku with about 7000 votes after results from 22 local government areas had been announced.
However, the result from the last local government area, Tambuwal which is the hometown of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal overturned the result, and put Atiku ahead with 3,235 votes
The All Progressive Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, however maintaining his lead over his closest challenger, Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party in Sokoto State.
According to the results declared so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state before it went on break at about 12:32 am on Tuesday, the APC candidate is leading with about 1,847 votes ahead of the PDP.
The APC candidate according to the results declared in 21 local governments out of the total number of 23 has scored 253,636 in 11 local governments area while Atiku has scored 251,789 votes in 10 local governments remaining two local governments of Tambuwal and Sabon Birni respectively
The candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, is trailing by a distant third with 6,512 votes followed by New Nigerian Peoples Party with 1,145.
The exercise is expected to resume by 2 am for the continuation of the two remaining local governments area of the state.