In what may be described as the biggest upset of the general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal has unseated the State Governor Bello Matawalle.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Lawal the governor-elect with a total of 377,726 votes, defeating Matawalle of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 311,976 votes.
He was announced as the winner in Gusau, the state capital in the early hours of Tuesday.
This came after some mild drama over the presentation of the results for Maradun Local Government Area, where allegations surfaced that the Collation Officer, Ahmed Kainuwa, had been abducted.
However, upon arrival at the state collation centre at the INEC headquarters in Gusau, Kainuwa gave reasons for his delayed appearance.