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Cablegate: Anambra State Remains Quiet; Ngige and Uba Meet In

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151432Z Nov 04

UNCLAS LAGOS 002288

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL PHUM KDEM NI
SUBJECT: ANAMBRA STATE REMAINS QUIET; NGIGE AND UBA MEET IN
ABUJA

REF: LAGOS 2277

1. Anambra State remained quiet over the weekend following
the violence of last Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday,
November 12, President Obasanjo convened an emergency
meeting. As a result of the meeting, according to press
reports, additional police were sent to Anambra and Governor
Chris Ngige's police security detail was partially restored.

2. Another outcome of the meeting was the establishment of a
committee to seek a lasting solution to the Anambra crisis.
Governor Ngige, Chief Chris Uba, and other committee members
were set to meet today, with a statement expected this
afternoon. Ebonyi State Governor Sam Egwu heads the committee.
BROWNE

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