Tuesday, September 27, 2022

APC lacks popular support in Anambra, unlikely to win election: Report

The report touted APGA’s Charles Soludo and PDP’s Valentine Ozigbo as stronger contenders to APC’s Andy Uba.

• November 1, 2021
Andy Uba, Charles Soludo, and Valentine Ozigbo
Andy Uba, Charles Soludo, and Valentine Ozigbo

Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra, a report has placed the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its candidate Andy Uba at a disadvantage, saying the party has a steep hill to climb to win popular support at the poll.

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in a report released ahead of the election, said the party was the most disadvantaged in incumbency terms without a representative in either the state or federal houses of assembly and the Senate.

“APC appears the most disadvantaged in incumbency terms, boasting no Anambra representatives in either the State Assembly or either of the two houses of federal parliament.

“Given its association with the Buhari administration, which has historically been deeply unpopular in the South-east, the APC will have a steep hill to climb in respect to winning popular support ahead of the election,” the report by CDD said.

Despite the party’s disadvantage, CDD says APC remains a possible contender due to its dominance at the federal level.

The organisation said the power of incumbency weighs in favour of Charles Soludo and APGA who has been in charge of the state’s affairs since 2006.

APGA controls 5 seats in the House of Representatives with 24 out of the 30 seats in the State House.

The report also said PDP’s historical dominance and its political control gives the party and its candidate Valentine Ozigbo a strong chance at the governorship election.

The party boasts of two Senators (representing Anambra North and South) and six of Anambra’s seats in the House of Representatives with 6 others at the House of Assembly.

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Hot news Home top

PWDs hail emergence of deaf as Abia traditional ruler

“This community has further buttressed the fact that there is ability in disability,” said JONAPWD.

Nigerian Army Headquarters. [PHOTO CREDIT: Civil Military Affairs]

Hot news Home top

Suspected kidnappers nabbed, five people rescued: Nigerian Army

The 2 Brigade Nigerian Army in Uyo says its troops have arrested two suspected kidnappers and rescued five victims on Monday.

President Muhammadu Buhari

Education

Buhari regime mentally lazy, suffering from military hangover by forcing VCs to reopen universities: ASUU

“This is clearly a replica of, or a hangover from, a typical military administration,” said the ASUU coordinator.

Heading 2

Buhari regime keeps military pensioners waiting for their gratuities

“Our esteemed military retirees are please urged to remain calm and patient,” said the Military Pensions Board.

Mining site

Economy

2,119 mining companies in Nigeria did not pay royalties: RMAFC

“There is also the issue of underpayment of royalty by 25 enterprises that exported minerals in 2019 with no record of royalty payments,” RMAFC disclosed.

Heading 1

WTD: Nigeria not at war, Lai Mohammed tells regime’s opponents

“Anybody who has witnessed war will not wish for war or separation,” said Lai Mohammed.