PDP’s Lawal Defeats Governor Matawalle in Zamfara Governorship Poll

By Damilare Adeleye

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has been defeated by Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Dauda Lawal, in the last Saturday's governorship poll.

The Independent National Electoral Commission declared Lawal as the governor-elect with a total of 377,726 votes, against the incumbent Governor, Matawalle of the All Progressives Congress 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, Prof. 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.”