President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, in his office. 

Governor Obiano is preparing for the commencement of campaigns as he seeks a second term.

In the meeting with President Buhari, he was given an assurance that federal authorities including the umpire will ensure the poll is free and fair.

"Today I received Governor Obiano at the State House.

"The Federal and State Governments will work together to ensure free and fair elections next month," President Buhari said in a tweet after the meeting.

Governor Obiano is running on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance that has ruled the state for over 10 years.


President Buhari's party is presenting Tony Nwoye, and a campaign team has been set up to handle his affairs ahead of the November 18 election date.

The team is headed by the Minister of Labour and Productivity and a former governor of the state, Chris Ngige.

There are security concerns ahead of the polls and that is one area the meeting with Buhari must have touched. 

A group that is now outlawed, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has said they will boycott the election and also ensure other indigenes of the state sit at home.

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Agitations for secession, championed by IPOB, had climaxed last month when members of the group clashed with the army during Operation Python Dance.

That clash led to the proscription of the group.

Watch Biafra War soldiers share their experiences and opinions about the renewed agitations.