Governor David Umahi has won the election in all the 13 local government areas of Ebonyi State.
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
2. OHAOZARA LGA
3. IKWO LGA:
4. IZZI LGA
5. OHAUKWU LGA
PDP = 30,606
APC = 9,943
6. AFIKPO SOUTH LGA
7. EZZA SOUTH LGA
8. ISHIELU LGA
10. EBONYI LGA
11. AFIKPO NORTH
12. IVO LGA
13. EZZA NORTH LGA
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