Politics, Sports, Business, Entertainment and News you will get nowhere else.

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Insecurity: Federal Government Threatens to Impose State of Emergency in Anambra

The Federal Government has warned that it may be forced to impose State of Emergency in Anambra state to ensure peaceful conduct of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.


The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federal, Abubakar Malami, gave the warning when he fielded questions from State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).


The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that stakeholders in Anambra project including the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had raised alarm over the upsurge in cases of violent attacks on individuals and government facilities in Anambra as the governorship election in the state draws closer.


The minister, however, threatened that the federal government may declare a state of emergency if the security situation in the state did not improve.


According to him, federal government has the responsibility to sustain the democratic order and will do the needful in terms of ensuring that the election holds in the state.


“When our national security is attacked, and the sanctity of our constitutionally guaranteed democracy is threatened, no possibility is ruled out.


“As a government, we have a responsibility to ensure the sustenance of our democratic order.


“As a government, we have a responsibility to provide security to life and properties.


“So, within the context of these constitutional obligations, of the government or the desire to establish democratic norms and order, there is no possibility that is out ruled,’’ he said.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Disclaimer: Comments made by readers of this blog are strictly the views and opinions of the writers and not that of Nedu Echianu's Blog.

Credit is given to the original sources of culled stories, but in a situation where your story is wrongfully credited to someone else, please contact neduechianu@gmail.com for an immediate correction.

For eye witness reports, stories and features which you want published on this blog please contact me on +234-8037036168 or neduechianu@gmail.com.