Supporters, on Sunday, gathered at the house of the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, as he leads in 17 of the 19 local governments where results have been declared so far.
In a video that surfaced online, supporters were seen singing victory songs and dancing.
Some of them were seen shouting “God did this”.
One man was heard in the video celebrating that “Isuofia (Soludo’s hometown) is on record to have produced a governor.”
While addressing the crowd, Soludo thanked them for their support.
UGAMATV had reported that from the 19 local governments’ results so far declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday, the former Central Bank of Nigeria’s governor won in 17.
With the results declared so far, Soludo leads his closest challenger, Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, with over 45,000 votes.
The total votes for the parties are APGA -99,160; PDP -49,475; APC- 40,270 and YPP -20,292.
This is as election results for two local governments – Ihiala and Orumba North – are yet to be announced.
INEC officials at the collation centre in Awka declared that no election was held in Ihiala LGA.
The result for Orumba North LGA is currently being contested and has not been announced.
While Soludo leads in 17 LGAs, the Peoples Democratic Party and Young Progressives Party have won in one LGA each.
Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress, one of the frontrunners, is yet to win any local government.
Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party won in Ogbaru LGA while Ifeanyi Ubah of Young Progressives Party has the highest number of votes in Nnewi North LGA.
Soludo leads in Dunukofia, Awka South, Oyi, Ayamelum, Anaocha, Anambra East, Idemili South, Onitsha South, Njikoka, and Orumba South.
Others are Onitsha North, Aguata, Idemili North, Ekwusigo, Nnewi South, Awka North, Anambra West.