Published by Olugbenga Ige on 17 November 2021
Former National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Senator Victor Umeh, says the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has every reason to agitate for Biafra Republic.
Naija News reports Umeh made this known during an appearance on Channels Television on Wednesday.
He stated that agitations by the proscribed group should be immediately addressed in order for peace to return to the South-East zone.
Umeh added that issues of marginalisation of the Igbos in the Nigerian polity should be properly attended to by dialogue and persuasion.
The former Senator said the sit-at-home order by IPOB and the palpable insecurity in Anambra almost threatened the November 6 governorship election in the state.
Umeh, however, revealed that critical stakeholders in the region such as traditional rulers and religious leaders reached out to IPOB to ensure that the election was held.
The APGA chieftain equally commended President Muhammadu Buhari for dominating the state with more security operatives to erase the fears that gripped the electorates.
He said: “Through negotiations, on November 4, the IPOB declared openly that people should go and vote in the election and the sit-at-home order which they had issued for one week beginning from November 5, the order was lifted.
“The greater commendation will go to our traditional rulers and traditional leaders. We had to resort to reaching out to our young people, the people who have been threatening that there won’t be an election in Anambra State.”
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