With 12 out of the 13 local governments areas results already declared, governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Francis Nwifuru is poised to win in Ebonyi State.
Nwifuru, who is Ebonyi Speaker, is leading in the results so far announced with candidate of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) , Ifeanyi Odii trailing in second place with a wide margin.
Odii has won only his Onicha local government while Nwifuru has won 9 local government areas.
Odii got over 15,503 in Onicha while Nwifuru polled 5,140 in the local government area.
That result was easily wiped out by Nwifuru in his Izzi local government area where he got 48, 481 votes while Odii garnered just 1,429 votes.
Nwifuru also lost in Ezza South and Ezza North local governments where he came second to APGA candidate, Bernard Odoh.
Only Afikpo local government is yet to be declared before the final declaration of the winner.
That local government have been projected to be won by Nwifuri.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Pauline Onyeka said the result of the local government are on the way to the collation centre.
The results declaration is still ongoing at the time of filling this report.
It is being presided over by the State Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Prof Charles Igwe.