- Senator Dr Ikemba Ifeanyi Ubah.
Senator Ifeanyi Ubah has shown that he can win election without party structure. He did it with unknown YPP. He also did it when he used AfaIgboEfuna to deliver Obiano in 2017. Remember that in 2015, he also used TAN to dominate the political space.
As a political force, when APGA denied him ticket, he switched over to YPP and emerged victorious.
He is the most political realist to watch out.
- Senator Uche Ekwunife
Iyom Ekwunife is a politician that knows how to mingle. She is a woman with midas touch. She has moved from PDP to PPA to APGA to PDP to APC.
In 2015, she wanted to return to the house of reps for the 3rd time under the platform of APGA but Chief Victor Umeh who was the then APGA national chairman, planned to deny her the party ticket. Iyom became furious and vowed that since Umeh planned to deny her the ticket of APGA that she was going to stop Umeh from going to senate.
She decamped to PDP and in order to stop Umeh from going to senate, she joined the race for senate. At the end of the election in 2015 she won. But the battle didn’t end at the polling booths. Umeh ambushed her at the Appeal court and truncated her victory.
But in 2019, Uche told everyone that Umeh stole her mandate in 2015 and that she was going to recover it and she did it in a grand style.
Senator Uche Ekwunife is an aspirant to watch out for.
- Hon Tony Nwoye
Ayaka Nsugbe is another aspirant to watch out for. He is one aspirant that springs surprises and astonishes many book makers. He did it in 2013 and 2017. In those two elections he came 2nd. Students of political science are yet to understand the winning hypothesis that always give Tony the ticket of his party.
The fear in APC and PDP today is Tony Nwoye. Other aspirants are afraid that if he declares, he will pick the ticket as usual.
However, if Tony picks the ticket of either PDP or APC, certainly he will surmount other challenges.
The above are the top 3 guber aspirants that can snatch victory for their parties. Apart from party structures they have their own personal structures to win election.
Both Prof Soludo and Stannel, whoever that picks APGA ticket will rely on the party structure to go into the election. If the party structure fails, they fail.
Hon Azubogu of PDP will also depend on party structure. Dr Obiora Okonkwo will depend on Catholic Bishops and the church. If the Bishops change their minds he will retreat.
Senator Andy Ubah and George Moughlau if given ticket will depend on Abuja to deliver them. They’ve no party or personal structure, not even the church
Dr Godwin Maduka of Umuchukwu, Johnbosco Onunkwo are neither here nor there. Ezeemo is confused.
Finally, these two guys should also be watched. Valentine Chineto Ozigbo and Dr Chidozie Nwankwo. They are two neutral aspirants with less political baggage that may become a force, if they get necessary backing.
Source: AIF Media