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  • Updated: December 03, 2023

Anambra: APC vows to defeat APGA in 2025 guber polls

Anambra: APC vows to  defeat APGA in 2025 guber polls

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has promised to depose the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the Anambra State governorship election in 2025.

Obidike Chukwuebuka, an APC chieftain, revealed this during a meeting with stakeholders in Anambra.

Chukwuebuka claimed that the party will take over Anambra State from the APGA, which has "held the state down for more than 16 years without tangible development."

Senators Ifeanyi Uba and Uche Ekwunife, according to Obidike, have the ability to lead the party to the next level, particularly in Anambra State.

He stated that Anambra State has been facing different issues that have resulted in disaffections and seeming fragmentation, preventing the party from obtaining any seats in the state.

“Looking at Sen. Ubah's antecedents you will agree with us that the end of APGA in Anambra state is near,” he said.

“Sen. Ifeanyi was first elected a Senator under the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in 2019. He was also re-elected under the YPP in the recently concluded 2023 poll which was cheered by many as an impressive outing because, through his doggedness, YPP was able to secure three House of Assembly seats in Anambra for young politicians, and also stood his ground to reclaim the victory of a House of Representatives candidate of his party, who was on the verge of losing her victory.

“Coming to Sen. Uche Ekwunife who is known for his hard work has successfully etched her name in the annals of Anambra’s political history.

“When the story of Anambra’s contemporary political history will be written, she will get a sizeable mention, but if the mention will be negative or positive depends on who the writer and his or her biases are.

“Above all, she has come to be known as a politician with a cult of followers in the state, and this can be seen in her victory in the 2019 general election, which saw her winning a seat in the Senate for a second time, despite contesting against known politicians.

“Finally, It is pertinent to also note that APC has initiated and concluded plans to structure our party into a truly grassroots progressive party which will enable our members across Anambra state to have a symbolic representation of our party in their neighbourhood and a place for active interaction between and among members on one hand, and members and leadership at different tiers of government on the other hand.

“In addition, our vision is to institutionalise the progressive ideology in the body politic of Anambra state which will certainly amplify our differences between us and other political parties that are only interested in capturing power,” he stated further. 

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