Anambra Election came at a time where there are apprehension of violence and insecurity in the eastern part of the country following the arrest of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu. This has resulted in the enforcement of Monday sit-at-home in the eastern part of the country. However, IPOB cancels one-week sit-at-home order prior to the election.

On 6th November 2021, Anambra took to the polls to vote for the Governor of the state for the next administration. Prior to the election, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has it that there are 2.5 million registered voters and 18 political parties for the election in a state that has a population of over 4 million which consists of 21 local government areas and 5,720 Polling Units (PUs) across the state.

The three leading candidates for the election are Charles Soludo of the All-Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA); Andy Uba of the All-Progressives Congress (APC), and Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) all men and no female contested in vying for the governorship. There are, however, seven females vying for the deputy governorship position.

It is saddened to know that Prior to now, the initial female governorship candidate of the PDP stepped down for Valentine Ozigbo to eventually become the flag bearer of the party.

Fast forward to the election, Anambra witnessed a peaceful election as against apprehension of possible violence that is been perceived will disrupt the process. Several Civil Society groups have it that Anambra witnessed more turnout of men than women in the elections which could be because of the initial apprehension of possible violence.