Abuja - A former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Emeka Anyaoku, has rejected his nomination as one of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra’s representatives to negotiate or discuss on behalf of the group.
IPOB had on Wednesday listed Anyaoku as one of the “credible Igbo elders” that would represent it in negotiations.
Anyaoku was nominated alongside former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme; Prof. Ben Nwabueze; the Archbishop of Owerri Catholic Diocese, Archbishop Anthony Obinna; a Biafran civil war army commander, Alex Madiebo; and an activist, Dr. Arthur Nwankwo.
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Anyaoku, however said though he is yet to be contacted by the Pro-Biafra group, stated that he would not accept the appointment.
IPOB said the selection of Ekwueme, Anyaoku and the others came on the heels of its rejection of the alleged meeting between the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and a United States of America delegation in Enugu.
- News 24