Represented in the Galactic Senate by Po Nudo before the Separatist Crisis, the world seceded in 23 BBY along with Sy Myrth, a move contested by the Andoan Free Colonies, which retained representation in the Senate under Gorothin Vagger. Under the leadership of Ualaq Senator Po Nudo and First Minister Daragi Hoba, Ando touched off a string of secessionist worlds that would later form the Confederacy of Independent Systems in 22 BBY. Nudo became a prominent Separatist leader and a member of the Separatist Council. As the war spread across the galaxy, a civil war broke out across the world between both Nudo and Vagger's factions. Assisted by the Republic forces under the command of Jedi Master Shaak Ti, the battle ended in a Separatist victory.