Governor David Umahi has won the election in all the 13 local government areas of Ebonyi State.
Umahi, the PDP governorship candidate, got more votes than his closest challenger, Sonni Ogbuoji of the APC.
The announcement was led by the state’s Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO, Prof Chukwuemeka Eze.
Eze, however, requested a two-hour recess to allow for computation of results.
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 Nkwegu was backed by the then governor, Martin Elechi.