- The news that Senator Wamakko and Ahmed Aliyu called Governor Tambuwal on his re-election has been denied
- The chairman of APC gubernatorial campaign in Sokoto state said the report was false and malicious
- Meanwhile, the Sokoto state chapter of the APC has rejected the declaration of Governor Tambuwal as winner of the governorship election
Senator Aliyu Wamakko and Ahmed Aliyu, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto state have denied calling Governor Aminu Tambuwal on his re-election on Sunday, March 24.
The APC leaders in a statement signed by the chairman, APC gubernatorial campaign, Alhaji Muhammadu Dingyadi, said the report was false, Nigerian Tribune reports.
“Both Senator Wamakko and our candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu have not called Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and congratulated him on his victory as maliciously and falsely being circulated on Social Media,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Sokoto state chapter of the APC rejected the declaration of Governor Aminu Tambuwal as winner of the just-concluded governorship election in the state.
The chief collation/returning officer, Prof. Fatima Mukhtar, said that Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured the highest votes of 512,002, defeating his close rival Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu of APC, who polled 511,660 votes.
Addressing a press conference in Sokoto, the APC’s spokeman, Alhaji Bello Danchadi, rejected the declaration on the ground that the process was flawed with irregularities, which he said were duly reported to electoral body.
Danchadi said the margin of 342 votes was far less than the registered voters in polling units where elections were not held, a development which he said contravened the electoral law.
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