The federal government has come under more fire over its threat to impose a state of emergency on Anambra over insecurity in the state.
Coming few weeks before the November 6 governorship polls in the state, the matter has continued to generate heated reactions and knocks for the federal government.
Former presidential media aide, Reno Omokri has also questioned the decision by the federal government to overlook some troubled states such as Niger, Zamfara, and others but threaten Anambra State.
Naija News recalls Malami disclosed that the Federal Government may declare a state of emergency in the South-East state to ensure that the forthcoming governorship election holds.
The minister said the government has resolved that the November 6 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.
The minister stated that a state of emergency may be declared in the state if national security is attacked, and the sanctity of the constitutionally guaranteed democracy is threatened.
Reacting, Omokri said even Boko Haram-infested states are not considered worthy to be slammed with a state of emergency and questioned the government’s plan for Anambra.
He tweeted, “Abubakar Malami’s threat to declare a state of emergency in Anambra may very well be the spark that ignites what he can’t put out.
“How can you leave Borno, Yobe, Kaduna, Zamfara and Niger (where Boko Haram controls 500 communities) and declare an emergency in Anambra?”
Earlier, Naija News also reported that the Anambra State government has submitted that the threat by the federal government to impose a state of emergency on it is politically motivated.
The state government questioned why a state of emergency will be declared in Anambra when such has not been done in other troubled states with proven cases of insecurity such as Borno, Plateau, Niger, and others.
It argued that worse things have happened in many Northern/APC-controlled states and the federal government has not deemed it fit to declare a state of emergency in such places.