What I’ll do to IPOB if elected president – Kwankwaso

Presidential candidate of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso has said he would dialogue with the members of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and armed groups “to restore peace in Nigeria” if elected as president.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State, stated this in a recent interview with Daily Trust. He said he was open to dialogue with armed militant groups and that he would partner with the international community to ensure there’s regional peace.

IPOB campaigns for the secession of a part of southeastern Nigeria where the majority belongs to the Igbo ethnic group. Nigerian authorities have labeled the group which was founded by now-detained Nnamdi Kanu a terrorist organisation.

“It’s not just to have peace in Nigeria, if you have peace in Nigeria and her neighbours do not have peace, then we will have issues. That is why we are looking beyond the local peace,” Kwankwaso said.

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