Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State is leading after the announcement of results from six LGAs so far presented.
Jibrin Barde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won two LGAs, while Mr Yahaya of the All Progressives Congress won four LGAs, according to the results announced by INEC on Sunday.
The collation of the results is being presided over by Maimuna Waziri, the vice-chancellor of Federal University Gashua, Yobe, who is the State Returning Officer for the governorship elections in Gombe State.
So far, from the results announced from the six LGAs, Mr Yahaya polled 124,949 while Mr Barde polled 101,443, a difference of 23,506 votes.
In Shongom LGA, APC polled 13,609 votes, PDP scored 13,412 votes, while in Billiri, APC scored 14,752 and PDP 23,066.
In Nafada LGA, APC scored 15,025 votes, PDP 9378 votes; In Balanga, APC polled 25341 votes, PDP scoring 20085 votes; while in Dukku, APC polled 35,207 votes, PDP scored 14, 181.
The sixth LGA is Kaltungo, where APC polled 21015 votes against PDP’s 21,321 votes.
So far, the results of Kwami, Funakaye, Gombe, Yamaltu /Deba and Akko LGAs are yet to be announced.
The collation officials are on break as collation is scheduled to resume by 4:00 p.m.