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Anambra election: Can Nigeria’s APC displace PDP, APGA in southeast?

By Dele Yusuf
Posted on Thursday, 4 November 2021 18:04

A supporter of All Progressives Congress (APC) wearing a head scarf with APC branding, gestures in Abuja
A supporter of All Progressives Congress (APC) wearing a head scarf with APC branding, gestures in Abuja, Nigeria February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

With a decisive governorship election coming up in Anambra state, major political parties participating in the poll in southeast Nigeria tell The Africa Report of their key strategies. The All Progressives Congress (APC) is seeking to make further inroads into the southeast at the expense of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which has lost two states since the 2019 elections.

The PDP plans to regain control and consolidate its influence in the region ahead of the 2023 presidential election, while the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the party currently in power, believes it can still retain popular support and goodwill in a state it has ruled in since 2006.

In Nigeria, the all-important 6 November governorship election in the southeast Anambra state is yet another testimony that beyond the numbers, politics is a game of interests, compromise and offerings.