Sokoto:A ‘new’ governor beckons after peaceful polls

Governor Wamakko
The people of Sokoto turned out to vote on Saturday for a new governor.The tenure of Governor Magatakarda Wamakko came to an end following the Supreme Court ruling that   5 PDP governors  should quit as their term in office had elapsed.
Wamakko is believed to be the one generally expected to win the election despite  the tough challenge from the ANPP and CPC as well as DPP candidates.
There were apprehensions ahead of the polls because of recent threat threat by Boko Haram to attack Sokoto.This threat was behind the heavy deployment of security personnel for the election.
But initial  reports said the elections were conducted peacefully

Collation of results have begun and the winner is expected to be declared  either Saturday night or Sunday morning

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