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PDP’s Dauda Lawal wins Zamfara, defeats Governor Matawalle

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Dauda Lawal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor-elect of Zamfara State.

The result was announced by the state collation officer, Kashim Shehu of the Federal University Birnin Kebbi, Tuesday morning, in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital.

Lawal polled 377,726 votes to defeat the incumbent governor, Bello Matawalle who got 311,976 votes.

The candidate of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) Aliyu Dansadau came a distant third with 2,416, while Ahmed Yahuza of the Labour Party got 573.

Zamfara State has 14 local government areas out of which Lawal won 10, while Matawalle won the remaining four.

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