Out of all the 36 States in Nigeria instantly, solely Anambra State is dominated by a political get collectively that’s neither the nation’s ruling get collectively, APC, or the first opposition get collectively, PDP. The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Anambra’s ruling get collectively, was launched into existence inside the state by Peter Obi, manner again to 2006, after defeating PDP inside the state. Read on to look out the whole story behind this.
It all started in 2003, when Peter Obi contested inside the State’s Governorship election, beneath the APGA get collectively. He was unsuccessful as Chris Ngige of PDP was declared winner of the election by INEC. Obi filed a go nicely with in the direction of Ngige on the grounds of electoral malpractice, and after 3 years, an Appeal Court in Enugu judged in favour of Obi, ordering Ngige to go away the seat. So Peter Obi grew to change into the State’s Governor, on the seventeenth of March 2006.
That was how APGA grew to change into the ruling get collectively, (take into account that PDP had been the ruling get collectively since Democracy started in 1999). Obi’s tenure lasted for about 8 months as he was impeached by the state’s PDP-dominated House of Assembly, on the 2nd of November 2006. His deputy, Virginia Etiaba, took over, nonetheless beneath the similar political get collectively, APGA. Obi was nonetheless reinstalled as Governor months later.
PDP received right here close to reclaiming vitality in 2007, after Andy Uba of PDP was declared winner of the 2007 Anambra State’s Governorship election. But the Supreme Court of Nigeria dominated that Obi’s tenure hasn’t ended, as he (Obi), took vitality in 2006, not 2003. This made Obi’s tenure proceed till 2010, when one different Governorship election was held. He was reelected as governor, nonetheless beneath APGA.
Detailed insights on the story above will probably be seen on Wikipedia’s “Peter Obi”, beneath “Political Career”. Also, the story above is in keeping with an article revealed by Vanguard, dated March 16, 2013, written by Chioma Gabriel, and titled; “Anambra Election: The Past, Present and Future”.
In that 2010 election, Prof. Charles Soludo, who had merely accomplished serving as Governor of Central Bank, moreover contested for the election, beneath the PDP. He misplaced, and in 2013, he resigned from the Party and moved to APGA, from the place he contested and acquired the 2022 Anambra State Governorship election. Before him was Willie Obiano, who took over from Peter Obi in 2014, and served for 8 years, nonetheless beneath the APGA get collectively.
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