Biafra: What the Nigerian Government should do about IPOB – Soludo

Professor Charles Soludo has weighed in on the activities of proscribed pro-secession group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, is the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA in the upcoming Anambra State Elections. During a debate against Andy Ubah(APC) and Valentine Ozigbo(PDP) … The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

Biafra: What the Nigerian Government should do about IPOB – Soludo
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Professor Charles Soludo has weighed in on the activities of proscribed pro-secession group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, is the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA in the upcoming Anambra State Elections.

During a debate against Andy Ubah(APC) and Valentine Ozigbo(PDP) on Arise Television on Monday, he stated that the Federal Government needs to dialogue with the group.

“Let me be clear, I am the only one on this podium who is very clear on IPOB agitations.I am a pan Africanist and a pan Nigerian. However, I am on record to have also said the IPOB deserves to be heard.”

“These things were the ideas that the agitations cannot be shut down by a gun when my brother [Andy Uba] said that he has to find out he is living on the moon. All these years, you do not know what IPOB is agitating for.”

“You know what they are agitating for. You are either for or against. For me, we need to have a dialogue, bring everybody to the table and discuss those specific issues that are the agitations and come out with an alternative view, and my alternative view is prosperity in Anambra and prosperity for Southeast.”

POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu was re-arrested in July this year after being on the run for four years. He is currently in the custody of the Department of State Security Services, DSS and is facing charges of treasonable felony and terrorism.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.