The APC would participate in the Anambra State election, which comes up next month. But the political party may not be really worried about what happens in the southeast state next month. The political party has two other polls that are more important than the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election.
The ruling party would want to extend its lead in the southeast region. Currently, the party controls Imo and Ebonyi. But it's only Imo State that the AP can boastfully claim. Ebonyi fell under the APC because of the defection of Dave Umahi into the party. But the question is: can the APC afford to lose its dominance in the southwest?
As a matter of fact, the APC is the most popular party in the southwest at this moment. The number of states under the party means the APC is far more powerful than the People's Democratic Party. Then, the Ekiti State and the Osun State governorship elections are more important to the All Progressives Congress.
The two states would elect their respective governors in 2022. And the two elections precede the most anticipated 2023 general elections. Then, the APC would know how capable it is ahead of the general elections through the two states elections.
It is true that the APC would want to further get influence in the Igbo land. But one thing that the party would consider is that no matter what happens in Anambra State, the Igbo people would still support PDP in the 2023 general elections. Hence, there wouldn't be any reason to be disturbed about Anambra State election.
Apart from the above explanation, the APC currently leads Ekiti and Osun. Mr. Gboyega Oyetola would look forward to having the second term and Mr. Kayode Fayemi will expect to hand over to an APC governor. All this amounts to the argument that the APC won't want to lose its presence in the two states.
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