Anambra 2021: Uche Ekwunife Might Be The First Elected Female Governor Of Anambra State

Uche Ekwunife

Since the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced November 6, 2021 as the date for the Anambra Governorship poll, many political gladiators in the state have began in-house campaign in preparation for the election.

The incumbent Governor, Willie Obiano of the All Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA) will not be contesting again having served the state for two consecutive terms. 

The main political parties in the state, All Progressive Congress, People’s Democratic Party and All Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA) are making efforts to ensure that their candidates emerge victorious in the poll. 

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Since the creation of the state in 1976 from the former East Central State,the state, like other states in the country is yet to produce an elected female Governor.

The first female Governor in Nigeria, Dame Virginia Ngozi Etiaba was the Governor of Anambra between November 2006 and February 2007 due to the impeachment of the Governor, Peter Obi by the state House of Assembly.

Anambra may become the first state in Nigeria to have a duely elected female Governor if they elect Mrs Uche Ekwunife as the next occupant of the Government house in Awka.

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Check Out why Mrs Uche Ekwunife might be the next elected Governor of Anambra state. 

1. Her popularity :

Chief Uche Ekwunife is one of the most popular political figure in Anambra state. The current member of the Nigerian Senate representing the people of Anambra Central Senatorial District of Anambra State is one of the most active female senators in the Red chamber of the National Assembly.

She has the full support of the women in her constituency and beyond.She is also known for her philanthropic gestures and outstanding projects. 

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2. Her past performance :

Since her entrance into the Anambra state politics, Chief Mrs Uche Lilian Ekwunife of the People’s Democratic Party has put smiles on the faces of the masses.

 Uche Ekwunife’s achievements in the House of Representatives and Senate and years of experience in public service are some of the major reasons she would get the support and mandate of the electorates.

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