The conclusion of primary elections by major political parties participating in the November six governorship election in Anambra State has paved the way for a view of what eligible voters in the State expect to see in the harmattan poll.
While most political analysts and spectators expect a tough contest, judging by the antecedents of flag bearers of the major participating political parties, diehards believe that the nature of the primary elections that brought the candidates would determine how they would fare at the polling units.
Correspondent, Daniel Ezeigwe, sought the opinions of observers and reports that the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Nigeria’s third largest political party and the leading political group in Anambra State was first to hold its primary election on June 23, 2021, which saw the emergence of erstwhile Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and former University Don, Professor Chukwuma Soludo as its standard bearer.
Other political parties have also had theirs, with notable names making the list of contenders for the Anambra top seat.
Lending his voice to the conversation, a former Commissioner in Anambra State, Chief Everest Ubah, said the atmosphere of peace that characterized APGA primary election in particular showed that the party was prepared as a family that accommodates its differences to go about the November poll with a united goal.
In their separate remarks, the Transition Committee Chairman of Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Barrister Austin Enendu and the Managing Director of Awka Capital Territory Development Authority, ACTDA, Venerable Amaechi Okwuosa, said that Professor Soludo, among other candidates, presents outstanding credentials, the type that can step up on Governor Willie Obiano’s legacies.
For the Anambra Central Coordinator of Soludo Support Group, Comrade Ochije Modilim, APGA possesses both the political advantage and character to win the November election, noting that the rancour-free primary election combined with Soludo’s cross-border experience beat other competitors.