Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma and Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri are in the early lead after the governorship election held on Saturday.
Vox9ja understands that Diri, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, and Uzodinma, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State are seeking re-election.
However, in Kogi State, it is a tight race between the governorship candidate of the APC, Usman Ododo and the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Muri Ajaka.
The candidate of the PDP, Dino Melaye, is also a major contender in the election.
The collation of some of the results uploaded on the INEC Result Viewing portal showed the early performance of the parties.
In Bayelsa State, for example, the computation of votes in 131 random polling units across some local government areas showed that PDP’s Diri already garnered 13, 396 votes, while his closest challenger, APC’s Timipre Sylva, garnered 4,802 votes.
In Imo State, out of 90 polling units, which cuts across different local government areas, APC’s Uzodinma polled 22,113 votes, while the candidate of the PDP, Samuel Anyanwu, and that of the Labour Party, Senator Athan Achonu, garnered 1,452 and 1,658 votes respectively.
In Kogi State, where the exercise is believed to be a three-horse race, out of 149 polling units scattered across five local government areas, APC’s Adodo scored 21,047 votes, followed by SDP’s Ajaka, with 7,324 votes and PDP’s Melaye had 2,529 votes.
Meanwhile, Ajaka was found to have polled massive votes in Kogi East senatorial district, where he hails from.
As of 11:03 pm, the IReV portal indicated that in Bayelsa State, 85.29 per cent of the results had been uploaded, as 1,914 polling unit results had been uploaded out of the 2,242 total polling units.
For Imo State, as of 11:18 pm, the portal indicated that out of the 4,758 total polling units, 4,287 polling units had been uploaded, representing 90.1 per cent.
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For Kogi State, as of 11:20 pm, the portal indicated that out of 3,508 polling units, 3,064 polling units had been uploaded, representing 87.34 per cent.
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