1) Patrick Ubah: he ran for the governorship election previously before Willie Obiano was elected into office as governor of Anambra state. He is currently representing Anambra south senatorial district and has declared his intentions of running for Anambra governorship election which will hold this year under the platform of youth progressive party.
2) Professor Chukwuma Soludo: mostly know as the former governor of the central bank. He is aspiring for governorship under the All progressive grand Alliance (APGA). Although the party has not done its primary election but if he wins the primary election, he will surely be a hard candidate to defeat.
3) Dr Godwin Maduka: if you know him then you will definitely know that he is a powerful candidate when the election begins. He might win the election by surprise, he will be contesting under the peoples democratic party.