Supplementary elections have commenced in some polling units in Sokoto with large turnout recorded.
At Shiyar Danfarijo Magaji Gari ward B,Sokoto North local government, 005 and 009 the exercise commenced at about 8:01am.
According to reports, some of the voters passed the night at the polling unit as they were eager to exercise their franchise.
Others said they arrived the venue as early as 4:00am.
According to the results declared,
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 489, 558 votes while his close rival, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 486, 145 votes.
According to INEC, the PDP has the higher votes in 12 LGAs while APC has 11 LGAs with a margin of 3, 413 votes difference between them.