The governor of Imo state and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Hope Uzodimma is leading in the 20 Local Government Areas so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

According to INEC, Uzodimma has scored a total of 429, 518 votes across the 20 LGAs so far announced by the electoral umpire.

The LGAs announced are Oru West, Owerri North, Obowo, Nwangele, Orsu, Owerri Municipal, Okigwe, Ideato South , Onuimo, Ngor Okpala, Oru East, Isu, Nkwere, Ahiazu Mbaise, Owerri West, Isiala Mbano, Ezinihitte Mbaise, Oguta, Aboh Mbaise and Njaba.

The results from the remaining seven LGAs are being awaited.

The Retuning officer for the election, prof Abayomi Fasina, who is the Vice Chancellor of University of Oye, Ado Ekiti in Ekiti state announced a 30 minutes brake to enable some LGA Retuning officers to reconcile their results.

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