A former Secretary to the State Government, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has been declared the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party gubernatorial primary held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, the state capital.
Ize-Iyamu polled a total of 584 votes to defeat his two other opponents.
The other aspirants, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen and Solomon Edebiri, had 91 and 38 votes to come second and third, respectively.
Ize-Iyamu, who was the state campaign coordinator of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 presidential election, was declared as the winner by the Chairman of the PDP Primary Committee and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, at about 4pm.
Umahi was accompanied by the Governors of Delta and Gombe States, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and Ibrahim Dakwambo.
However, both Iduoriyekemwen and Edebiri staged a walkout prior to the announcement of the results.