How Anambra Governorship Poll Will Serve as Litmus Test for APC, PDP, APGA and YPP

The November 6 Governorship election in Anambra State is, surely, being expected to be a keenly contested poll. Mostly, the forthcoming Anambra State Governorship election will be wrestled between candidates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Young Progressives Party (YPP).

The forthcoming Anambra State Governorship election is, sincerely, being expected to be a litmus test for the major political parties in the state. The result of the November 6 Governorship election in Anambra State will determine the future of many political parties, particularly, in Southeast and Nigeria, in general.

It could be recalled that there were a lot of defections from the main opposition party in the country, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Despite the defections, some prominent leaders of the main opposition party insist that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a party to beat, not only in Anambra State’s 2021 Governorship election but in Nigeria, come 2023.


Sincerely, if the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), loses the forthcoming November 6 gubernatorial election in Anambra State, the members of the party who still hold the party’s matter with esteem concerns will, definitely, need to go back to drawing board for renewal of political strategies that can prevent the party from being reduced to a regional political party in 2023.

Also, the forthcoming November 6 governorship election in Anambra State could be considered as the only test that can, certainly, ascertain the longevity of the existence of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

Considerably, if the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) should fail to win the next governorship election in Anambra State, it may mark the end of the existence of the party in Nigeria. It is important to recall that Anambra State is the only state where All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is having governor with great dominance.

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Interestingly, All Progressives Congress (APC) will definitely have to use the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State to examine the proximity of retaining power in 2023.

The forthcoming Anambra State Governorship election will, definitely, assist All Progressives Congress (APC) to check the relevance of the achievements of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the level of acceptance of the party in Anambra State.

If the All Progressives Congress (APC) fail to win the forthcoming governorship poll in Anambra State, it could mean that the party may need to revisit the impact of the new members of the party, and mostly how the political rift within the party can consume the party in the 2023 General Elections.

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The forthcoming Anambra State governorship election will, surely, assist Young Progressives Party (YPP) to determine if the party is still a senatorial-based political party or, considerably, a formidable party that can wrestle power with other political parties at the state level.

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