Out of all of the 36 States in Nigeria instantly, exclusively Anambra State is controlled by a political get together that’s neither the country’s judgment get together, APC, or the main opposition get together, PDP. The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Anambra’s judgment get together, was presented into presence within the state by Peter Obi, method back to 2006, after beating PDP within the state. Read on to seek the overall story behind this.
It all started in 2003, when Peter Obi objected to within the State’s Governorship election, beneath the APGA get together. He was not successful as Chris Ngige of PDP was stated winner of the election by INEC. Obi submitted a match towards Ngige on the premises of electoral malpractice, and after 3 years, an Appeal Court in Enugu evaluated in favour of Obi, purchasing Ngige to disappear the seat. So Peter Obi grew to end up being the State’s Governor, on the seventeenth of March 2006.
That was how APGA grew to end up being the judgment get together, (remember that PDP had actually been the judgment get together given that Democracy started in 1999). Obi’s period 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 control of, nevertheless beneath the similar political get together, APGA. Obi was nevertheless re-installed as Governor months later on.
PDP got here near recovering energy in 2007, after Andy Uba of PDP was stated winner of the 2007 Anambra State’s Governorship election. But the Supreme Court of Nigeria controlled that Obi’s period hasn’t ended, as he (Obi), took energy in 2006, not 2003. This made Obi’s period continue up until 2010, when another Governorship election was held. He was reelected as guv, nevertheless beneath APGA.
Detailed insights on the story above will be seen on Wikipedia’s “Peter Obi”, beneath“Political Career” Also, the story above follows a post exposed by Vanguard, dated March 16, 2013, composed by Chioma Gabriel, and entitled; “Anambra Election: The Past, Present and Future”.
In that 2010 election,Prof Charles Soludo, who had actually just finished working as Governor of Central Bank, furthermore objected to for the election, beneath the PDP. He lost, and in 2013, he resigned from the Party and relocated to APGA, from the location he objected to and got the 2022 Anambra State Governorship election. Before him was Willie Obiano, who took over from Peter Obi in 2014, and served for 8 years, nevertheless beneath the APGA get together.
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