BREAKING: PDP candidate defeats Gov. Matawalle to take Zamfara

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has lost his seat to the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Dauda Lawal.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Lawan as the governor-elect with a total of 377,726 votes.

He defeated Matawalle of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 311,976.

Lawal was declared as the winner in Gusau, the state capital in the early hours of Tuesday.

The INEC Returning Officer (RO), Professor Kassimu Shehu, said: “I Prof. Kassimu Shehu of the Federal University Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, certify that I am INEC Returning Officer for Zamfara State.

“That Dr. Lawal Dauda of the PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law, is declared winner and returned elected.”

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