As the November 6, Anambra governorship election draws closer, the political parties in the country are trying to win the state to boost their chances of winning southeast in the 2023 presidential election.
While the ruling party in the state, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, is working to sustain its dominance in Anambra State, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, are also trying to win the state.
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The All Progressives Congress has not been able to win Anambra State despite its dominance at the federal level. This is why APC is trying for its governorship candidate, Andy Uba to win the state to boost its chance of winning southeast in the 2023 presidential race.
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As the campaign for the governorship election kicked off, one thing that has been hindering the pace of the political campaign in Anambra is the current insecurity in the State.
Recall that unknown gunmen recently killed Dr. Chike Akunyili, the husband of late Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Dora Akunyili and at the Nkpor area of Anambra State.
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A report by PUNCH Newspaper also showed that gunmen recently attacked APC and APGA campaigns in the State and killed four persons while many people were injured.
It is as a result of this APC and its governorship candidate in the November 6, Anambra governorship election, Andy Uba, took a step to honour the victims of the recent attacks in the State.
Andy Uba And APC Cancel Campaign Flag-off to Honour The Victims Of Recent Attacks In Anambra
In a show of empathy to the people who have lost their lives in the recent attacks in the State, APC's governorship candidate, Andy Uba canceled the flag-off of his governorship campaign earlier scheduled to hold on October 2 in Onisha.
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According to a report by Vanguard, Andy Uba disclosed that the cancellation of the flag-off of his governorship campaign is a mark of respect and honour for the people who have lost their lives in different attacks in Anambra State adding that he will not play politics with people's lives.
This step taken by APC and its governorship candidate to honour the people killed in the recent attacks in the State may likely convince many people in Anambra State to throw their weight behind him to emerge as the next Governor of the State.
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It is a good move for APC to cancel the planned flag-off governorship campaign in Anambra State to identify with the victims of the attacks, the step may likely convince many political players and power brokers to identify with the party and its governorship candidate in the November 6, 2021 governorship election because of the show of empathy.
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