- The federal government has sent a strong message to separatists groups ahead of the Anambra gubernatorial election
- General Babagana Monguno warned that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), should shun any activity that would result in violence during the election
- Monguno noted that operatives would be fully deployed in strategic locations in the state, for the smooth conduct of the election
The federal government has said that it would not allow any separatist group to disrupt the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state.
The Guardian reported that the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd) gave the warning on Thursday, September 9 at a meeting of election stakeholders in Abuja.
Monguno who was represented by Sanusi Galadima spoke against the backdrop of some of the recent activities of IPOB in the southeast.
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“With the prevalence of security threats occasioned by different dissident separatist groups in the southern region of the country, the federal government will not tolerate any group or persons planning to impede smooth conduct of elections."
Buhari’s visit: Imo state government sends strong warning to IPOB
Earlier, the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been warned to stay off during the official visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Imo state on Thursday, September 9.
It was reported that the warning was issued by the southeast state government following the sit-at-home order threatening that the Nigerian leader is not wanted in any part of the region.
Declan Emelumba, the commissioner for information and strategy made this known while speaking to newsmen in Owerri on Wednesday, September 8.
Buhari’s successor to come from Anambra? APC Ex-governor makes clarification
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ali Modu Sheriff, a former governor of Borno state, has called on Nigerians to avoid ethnic, religious, and political sentiments in the search for the country's next president.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains said the masses must prioritise competence above every other factor come 2023 general elections.
Sheriff who spoke with members of an APC pressure group, Frontier for Equality Leadership and Good Governance, on Thursday, September 9, noted and maintained that it does not matter where President Muhammadu Buhari's successor comes from, he or she must be given full support, according to reports.