The name of Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, was not in the list of governorship candidates from the state displayed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday.
Governor Tambuwal was one of the aspirants who contested for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the party’s elective National convention.
While Tambuwal came second in the contest, the PDP sole presidential ticket was grabbed by former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
The list displayed by the electoral umpire at its INEC office situated along Kaduna road, Sokoto, contained 49 names of candidates that emerged from various parties.
Names listed for governorship in the state are: Manir DanIya (PDP) and incumbent Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto, who emerged as candidates of the All Progressive Congress, APC, among others.
DanIya, a former Commissioner in Tambuwal’s administration, won the primary election of the PDP through a consensus arrangement.