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The Anambra State governorship election which held on the 6th November 2021 was declared inconclusive, as there was no election in Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA) of the state due to irregularities and security issues.

Political context analysis on Anambra state election 2021

The Anambra State governorship election is scheduled to hold on 6 November 2021. In the run up to the election, the political and electoral landscape has been quite heated. From inter-communal conflicts to intra-party rivalry, gun violence to cult-related killings, the atmosphere in Anambra has been very hostile. Coupled with the activities of the separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and a high level of voter apathy in the state, there are fears that the election may not hold come November 6, and even if it holds, the quality will be very poor.

The Anambra governorship elections scheduled to hold on 6 November 2021 will be the seventh governorship election in the state since the beginning of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic in 1999. Looking at the elections in these years, it is evident that there are some recurring patterns relating to legal controversies, godfatherism, voter turnout, politically motivated violence, separatist movements, and inclusion and representation. The Electoral Hub, an organ of the Initiative for Research, Innovation and Advocacy in Development (IRIAD), has prepared this factsheet to highlight the trends within the elections in the state. In this way, we hope to add to the body of knowledge on elections in Anambra, as well as inform the activities of election practitioners in the state.

JOINT STATEMENT BY CANDIDATES FOR THE ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNORSHIP
ELECTION HOLDING ON NOVEMBER 06, 2021
This joint statement is issued this 1st day of November 2021 by the undersigned
candidates for the 2021 Anambra State Governorship Election.

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