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IPOB backs down on threat to disrupt Anambra poll


The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has withdrawn its threat to disrupt the November 18 governorship election in Anambra state.


According to Channels Television, the decision was reached after the Ala-Igbo International Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, held a meeting with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB, in Owerri, Imo state capital.


Uzodinma Nwala, a professor of philosophy and leader of the foundation, told reporters that after much deliberations, IPOB gave the assurance that it will not disrupt the November 18 governorship election.



Nwala added that the group met Kanu for the first time on the issue and revealed the plans to hold subsequent meetings with him.


The Ala-Igbo Development Foundation is an Igbo group that brings together Igbo academics, elders, clerics, patriotic public figures, women and youth, both at home and abroad.


Kanu had said the November 18 governorship election in Anambra would not hold if the federal government fails to conduct a referendum on Biafra.

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At the meeting, Kanu reportedly said IPOB is not a violent group and also promised to consult with the group’s leadership concerning tthe boycott order.


“I came because of my respect for elders. IPOB is not a violent group. We are law-abiding citizens of the society,” he said.


“What we discuss here today will guide us in the issue of Anambra election. I will go and meet with the leadership of IPOB.”

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