Mr Umahi, the PDP governorship candidate, is way ahead of his closest challenger, Sonni Ogbuoji of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The results of all the 13 local governments had been announced as at the time of this report. The announcement was led by the state’s Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO, Prof Chukwuemeka Eze. Mr Eze, however, requested a two-hour recess to allow for computation of results. “We will reconvene in two and half hours for the declaration of the results”, he said Mr Umahi, a former deputy governor of the state, was first elected governor in 2015. In that election, he defeated the Labour Party Candidate, Edward Nkwegu, against all expectations. This was because Mr Nkwegu was backed by the then governor, Martin Elechi. But this time around, Mr Umahi was expected to win overwhelmingly owing to internal strife within the APC arising from its acrimonious primaries. See the full results in each local government for the two main parties below. 1. ONICHA LG PDP 52,851 APC 2,477 2. OHAOZARA LGA PDP 48,256 APC 1,004 3. IKWO LGA: PDP 37,947 APC 11,475 4. IZZI LGA PDP 34,199 APC 13430 5. OHAUKWU LGA PDP = 30,606 APC = 9,943 6. AFIKPO SOUTH LGA PDP 27,720 APC 9,275 7. EZZA SOUTH LGA PDP 27,583 APC 3,245 8. ISHIELU LGA PDP: 26,700 APC: 3,105 9. ABAKALIKI PDP 26,809 APC 9,815 10. EBONYI LGA PDP 25,830 APC 5,951 11. AFIKPO NORTH PDP 21,245 APC 7,446 12. IVO LGA PDP 19,166 APC 2,055 13. EZZA NORTH LGA PDP 14,181 APC 2,482]]>

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