As soon as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Saturday, November 6, 2021 as the date for the much anticipated Anambra State Gubernatorial Election, Political Activities in the State has intensified as Aspirants interested in the occupying Anambra State Government House are not leaving anything to chance. Below are the Names of Top 7 Contenders Jostling to Succeed Governor Willie Obiano.
1. Dr. Godwin Maduka (PDP)
Even though the 61years-old PDP Governorship Hopeful is a New Entrant into Anambra Political Terrain, He has become popular across the nook and cranny of the State. The Billionaire Medical Doctor is the Founder of Las Vegas Pain Institute in the United States. Maduka, an Umuchukwu indigene is well-loved by the People for his generousity.
2. Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo (APGA)
A Reputable Professor of Economics, Soludo came into limelight when he was appointed as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in May 2004, serving till May 2009. He made his first attempt to govern Anambra State under the PDP platform in 2010, but lost to the then Governor Peter Obi of APGA. Soludo resigned his Membership of PDP in July 2013 and subsequently joined APGA. He’s most likely to emerge as APGA Governorship Candidate due to his cordial relationship with the incumbent Governor Obiano.
3. Senator Uche Ekwunife (PDP)
An Experienced Politician and veteran Governorship Contestant, The 50years-old Ekwunife who is popularly known as IYOM, is the Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly. The Igbo-ukwu born Female Lawmaker represented Njikoka/Anaocha/Dunukofia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives between 2007 and 2015. She has previously contested unsuccessfully for the Governorship Position on Two different occasions, in 2010 and 2017 Respectively.