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‘Don’t Try It’ – Ohanaeze Warns FG Against Emergency Rule In Anambra

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'Don't Try It' - Ohanaeze Warns FG Against Emergency Rule In Anambra

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has slammed the Federal Government for threatening to impose a state of emergency in Anambra State.

National Publicity Secretary of the group, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, described the threat by the Muhammadu Buhari administration as unfortunate and suspicious.

Naija News recalls the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, disclosed that the federal government may declare a state of emergency in Anambra over the insecurity in the state.

The minister said the government has resolved that the November 6 governorship election will take place, adding that the government is determined to ensure a hitch-free election in Anambra.

Briefing newsmen on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Malami noted that the security of lives and properties of Nigerians living in Anambra is paramount to the government.

In an interview with The Punch on Thursday, Ogbonnia said the threat to foist emergency rule in the state and set aside the democratic government is outrightly rejected by Igbo people.

Ogbonnia condemned Malami for overlooking some troubled states such as Niger, Zamfara, and others that are being ravaged by terrorists and bandits but threatening Anambra with an emergency rule.

He said, “Ohanaeze already suspected external middlemen on what is happening in the South-East and the laziness in which the Attorney General talked about a State of Emergency in Anambra is suspect.

“The government has not contained the insecurity in the state and now it is contemplating a State of Emergency.

“We have had lots of killings in Borno, Yobe, Katsina, even Benue but some deaths we can count on our fingers, the government is contemplating imposing a State of Emergency in Anambra. It is unacceptable. We reject it. It is unfortunate that the Attorney General is thinking that way.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.