The incumbent Governor of Sokoto State Aminu Tambuwal, is the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 elections in the state,
INEC confirmed the substitution of the name of Manir Dan ’Iya, earlier submitted as the party flag bearer, with the name of Tambuwal over the
INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman , Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye , who confirmed this in Abuja, stated that,
Manir Dan ’ Iya, by this substitution , is now the deputy governorship candidate of the party for Sokoto State .
Dan’ Iya, was Tambuwal’s Commissioner for Local Government Affairs. He emerged as PDP
Tambuwal came second behind Atiku Abubakar who emerged the party presidential candidate at its Convention held in Port- Harcourt,
Rivers State on October 6,2018