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The Federal Government has threatened to impose a state of emergency in anambra over insecurity.

Federal Government Threatens To Impose State Of Emergency In Anambra Over Insecurity

The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to declare a state of emergency in Anambra to tighten security in the state ahead of the November 6 governorship election.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami disclose this on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him, the government will do everything in its power to ensure that election is held in Anambra despite the wave of attacks, killings and insecurity in the state.

The minister said that when a state fails to ensure democratic order and security of lives, the Federal Government will prevail and will not rule out the possibility of imposing a state of emergency.

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Why Buhari Might Impose State Of Emergency In Anambra

Malami said, “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.

“The government will certainly do the needful in terms of ensuring that our elections are held in Anambra in terms of ensuring necessary security is provided, and in terms of ensuring protection is accorded to lives and properties.

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“So, what I’m saying in essence, no possibility is out ruled by a government in terms of ensuring the sanctity of our democratic order, in terms of ensuring that our elections in Anambra hold, and you cannot out rule possibilities inclusive of the possibility of a declaration of a state of emergency where it is established, in essence, that there is a failure on the part of the state government to ensure the sanctity of security of lives, properties, and democratic order.

“So, our position as a government in this election is going to hold necessary security in terms of democratic order most certainly prevail for the purpose of this election.

“So, we resolve to have these elections the elections are going to hold and no possibilities are ruled out in terms of ensuring the provision of security, for the purpose of the conduct of the election, as well as Anambra is concerned.”

Meanwhile, Governor Willie Obiano has warned the ruling APC to stop playing politics with the insecurity in Anambra State.

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