How Peter Obi Defeated PDP In Anambra State, And Made APGA The State’s Ruling Party Till This Day – Explained!

Out of all of the 36 States in Nigeria immediately, solely Anambra State is dominated by a political get together that’s neither the nation’s ruling get together, APC, or the primary opposition get together, PDP. The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Anambra’s ruling get together, was introduced into existence within the state by Peter Obi, way back to 2006, after defeating PDP within the state. Read on to search out the total story behind this.84f68d2d85d24eff83ce4c6894cbce5c

It all began in 2003, when Peter Obi contested within the State’s Governorship election, underneath the APGA get together. He was unsuccessful as Chris Ngige of PDP was declared winner of the election by INEC. Obi filed a go well with towards 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 become the State’s Governor, on the seventeenth of March 2006.

That was how APGA grew to become the ruling get together, (do not forget that PDP had been the ruling get together since Democracy began 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 underneath the identical political get together, APGA. Obi was nonetheless reinstalled as Governor months later.

PDP got here near reclaiming energy 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 energy in 2006, not 2003. This made Obi’s tenure proceed until 2010, when one other Governorship election was held. He was reelected as governor, nonetheless underneath APGA.

Detailed insights on the story above could be seen on Wikipedia’s “Peter Obi”, underneath “Political Career”. Also, the story above is according to 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 simply completed serving as Governor of Central Bank, additionally contested for the election, underneath the PDP. He misplaced, and in 2013, he resigned from the Party and moved to APGA, from the place he contested and received 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 underneath the APGA get together.

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