- The Peoples Democratic Party has reacted to the move by the federal government to impose a state of emergency in Anambra state
- The opposition through its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan warned the APC-led federal government to perish every contemplation
- Ologbondiyan alleged that the reported move is a ploy by the government to rig the Anambra governorship election
The All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government has been cautioned against imposing a state of emergency in Anambra state ahead of the election.
Daily Trust reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) issued the warning while asking the government to bury any contemplationns they had of making such move.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP national publicity secretary, who made the disclosure in a statement said the federal government has the capacity to maintain peace in the state, without having to declare a state of emergency.
Ologbondiyan called on the Nigerian government to come clean on its role in the sudden rise in insecurity in the state
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The spokesman went on to allege that the move was a ploy for the APC to manipulate the election process and rig the governorship poll for its candidate.
FG threatens to impose state of emergency to tighten security in southeast state
Recall that as part of its efforts to ensure the lives of the citizens are protected in the country, the federal government has announced that it will impose a state of emergency in Anambra state to tighten security ahead of the Saturday, November 6, governorship elections.
The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, made this announcement this on Wednesday, October 6, after the Federal Executive Council (FEC), meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential villa, in Abuja.
Malami said the government will do everything possible to ensure protection of lives and property adding that where there is evidence of failure of the state government 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.
Anambra election: IGP deploys new commissioner, special forces
Echeng takes over from Tony Olofu, who has been redeployed to the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The police boss also ordered the deployment of a detachment of police special forces to complement the ongoing peace-building efforts of the Nigeria Police Force Operation Restore Peace in Anambra.