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47 Days To Anambra Election: How APC, APGA, PDP Stand



Anambra Election

Forty-seven days to the Anambra State governorship election, billed to carry on November 6, 2021, the key political events within the state are being weighed down by limitless litigations. Every day Belief on Sunday takes a have a look at how the events stand within the state.

The three main political events – the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) are intractably enmeshed in inner wrangling ensuing from their primaries.

That is opening up for some minor political events to be eyeing the governorship seat within the state.

The primaries performed by the three main political events within the state are being described as assault on democratic norms and ideas by aggrieved aspirants.


The ruling APGA within the state could have higher possibilities of being returned to the Anambra Authorities Home, giving that the folks of the state have come to simply accept the celebration as their very own and because the solely political celebration owned by Ndigbo. Nonetheless, the inner squabble that trailed its primaries had compelled most of its chieftains to desert the celebration.

Not too long ago, six state lawmakers and 12 others on the platform of the celebration decamped to the APC in protest of what they described as injustice meted out to them. That is turning into a critical concern to the celebration and people trustworthy to the celebration.

The Governorship candidate of the celebration, Prof. Charles Soludo, is seen by some within the state as too elitist, smug and doesn’t have grassroots acceptance to curry votes for the celebration.

Some political analysts are of the opinion that Governor Obiano needs to plant him as governor to cowl up a few of his ‘misdeeds’ within the state.

However APGA insists that its outgoing authorities within the state has finished a lot to have the ability to proceed in energy for the great of the state.

Each the PDP and APC had accused the APGA-led authorities of mismanaging the economic system of the state, saying the federal government has borrowed a lot which has not mirrored within the growth of the state.

Even among the many APGA trustworthy, there are insinuations that Soludo is just too smug, and will not keep in mind those that helped him, if elected the governor of the state.

The political permutation within the state is that catholics have been governing the state over years and now, the opposite denominations have to provide the following governor.

To finish the catholic dominance of the political house within the state, most individuals are rooting for a none catholic to take over the affairs of the state after the incumbent governor.

Nonetheless, the possibilities of APGA to emerge victorious within the election are nonetheless dicey as no one can say for certain that the celebration had finished so nicely to advantage a re-election.

The problems of none conduct of native authorities election within the state remains to be a problem that different events are leveraging on to chase the ruling celebration out of the federal government home.

Subsequently, the celebration is sort of like a motion within the state due to the founder, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu.


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State is thought to be an anti-Igbo celebration or somewhat a northern celebration.

However with the latest gale of defections of chieftains of the PDP and APGA, the celebration is gaining recognition and acceptability within the state.

Six state lawmakers and a few chieftains of the APGA had in the previous couple of weeks joined the celebration to strengthen its drive of profitable the ballot.

Additionally, some heavy weights of the PDP have joined the celebration with guarantees to ensure that APC wins the governorship election.

Given the inflow of huge names in Anambra politics becoming a member of the celebration, if election is a straightforward arithmetic, it seems that APC will doubtless clinch the governorship place within the state.

What is going on in Anambra State is precisely what occurred in Nigeria in 2015 when PDP brazenly stated that it might rule the nation for 60 years however when the large names within the celebration left and joined the APC, the celebration misplaced.

If the huge defection is what is going to decide the end result of the election, APC is sweet to hold the day, because it continues to scale back the power of different events within the state.

Additionally, there’s one other factor prone to work in favour of APC, the Catholic-Anglican sentiment, could play out to the benefit of the celebration.

Catholics have been ruling the state over time and as we speak, many individuals might want the Anglican to occupy the topmost place within the state.

This can be an added benefit provided that the celebration candidate Andy Uba is an Anglican.

Nonetheless, the candidate of APC must work additional laborious to persuade the Anambra voters that he’s not being planted by the presidency to determine open grazing within the state.

At any time when one mentions APC, what involves the thoughts of the common Anambrarian is that the federal authorities needs to drive Andy Uba on the state.


The Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) is a celebration that has women and men who’re prone to win the governorship election however at each election time, one or two issues will create cracks amongst members of the celebration.

Because it misplaced energy in 2003, it has not gone to the polls with one united voice. Nonetheless, this yr, the celebration is approaching the election with tact and humility to keep away from the repeat of earlier elections the place members labored in opposition to the candidate.

The celebration’s Governorship candidate, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, seems to be easy, humble and centered however elections are usually not gained by these qualities.

Analysts see him as a brand new entrant into the Anambra politics with a distinct idea for brand new Anambra. The folks of Anambra could resolve to vote for him as ‘a virgin’ in Anambra politics, who had not dirty his arms.

Nonetheless, he has been carrying on his marketing campaign with seriousness, even when his candidacy remains to be being challenged within the courtroom.

If the celebration is ready to reconcile all of the courtroom circumstances hanging on its neck, PDP could bounce again to energy in Anambra State.

Equally, Anambra folks could not have forgiven the celebration for kidnapping a sitting governor and burning the federal government home, whereas in energy, although a lot of the actors then had left the celebration.

Ozigbo, being a brand new individual within the celebration, could doubtless unite warring members for the victory of the celebration.

In the meantime, some political pundits within the state are of the opinion that electioneering campaigns have not likely picked up, as a result of litigations and insecurity within the South East.

Talking on the attainable final result of the governorship ballot, Justice Apha Ikpeama, the Bishop-elect of the Bible Household Christian Meeting, stated “The election is unpredictable as a result of it’s attainable that no one would come out on that day to vote and the federal government could use the chance to nominate a sole administrator within the state. Anambra election is dangling for close to anarchy. That is time for our elders to come back out and speak to us. Immediately, no one speaks for us in contrast to when Zik was alive. Often is the elders will communicate to us on the applicable time on how and the place to vote,” he stated.