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PDP & LP Leads in Ebonyi

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The Peoples Democratic Party appears to be leading in the governorship election in Ebonyi State, going by the result obtained in some of the polling units in Abakaliki metropolis in Ebonyi Local Government Area.
Although, feelers from the rural areas indicated that the Labour Party was leading in there, especially in Ebonyi North and Central senatorial zones.
“The PDP is purely leading in Ebonyi South senatorial zone from the results we have gathered so far. But the Labour Party is purely having it well in the rural areas in Ebonyi North and Ebonyi Central zones, which are the strong areas of the Labour Party candidate and his supporters gunning for seats in the House of Assembly,” a polling agent said.
At polling unit 001 in Station Urban Primary School, the All Progressives Congress polled 19 votes; the LP garnered 43 votes, while the PDP had 171 votes.
At polling unit 002, also in Station Urban Primary School, the PDP gathered 178 votes against 51 votes of the LP.
The PDP got 190 votes at the Stadium Cover polling unit, while the LP and APC obtained 59 and 29 votes respectively.
The PDP also led at Enugwu Ukwu Hall polling units 004 and 005, under Kpirikpiri ward. It got 26 votes, the LP got 19 votes and the APC got five votes.
Due to the heavy rain that lasted in most parts of the state for several hours on Saturday, results in the polling units where Governor Martin Elechi voted in Ikwo council could not be obtained.
It was the same situation in Umuebe in Ohaukwu council where the former governor of the state, Dr. Sam Egwu, voted.
The polling officers in Ohaozara where the PDP governorship candidate, Dave Umahi voted refused to declare the results. According to voters who stayed behind, their refusal stemmed from the fact that the LP had won in most of the polling units.
“They (PDP) never believed that the Labour Party could pull the weight here (Ohaozara) and this has led to the crisis in the area,” a voter said.
However, at the polling unit in Eke Market Square, which is located in Ohaozara council, the PDP polled 83 votes against 39 of the LP. In another polling unit at Eke Market Square, the PDP garnered 80 votes against 40 from the LP.

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