- Here, too, the federal government has promised to increase the security presence in the state of Anambra before the elections on November 6th
- According to the Justice Minister and the AGF Abubakar Malami said the SF had put in place plans to declare a state of emergency in the state if necessary
- Malami further indicated that the SF will do all of this is required, to ensure the protection of human life during the elections
FCT, Abuja- As part of its efforts to ensure that the lives of citizens in the country will be protected, the federal government has announced that it will impose a state of emergency in the state of Anambra ahead of the gubernatorial elections on Saturday, November 6th, in order to increase security.
Channels TV reports that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malam i, this on Wednesday, October 6th, after the F ederal Executive Council (FEC), meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, in the presidential villa in Abuja.
Malami said the government will do everything possible to ensure the protection of human life and property, adding that if there is any evidence of the state government’s failure to maintain democratic order and the security of life, the federal government will prevail and impose a state of emergency does not exclude.
He said that nothing is ruled out in the determination to ensure a smooth exercise, reported The Nigerian Tribune.
The minister said:
” If our national security is attacked and the integrity of our constitutionally guaranteed democracy is jeopardized, no possibility is excluded.
“As a government, w e responsibility for the continued existence of our democratic order. As a government, we have a responsibility to protect life and property.
“In the context of these constitutional obligations of the government or the desire to create democratic norms and orders, there is no possibility that is excluded. < / blockquote>
“The government will certainly do what is necessary to ensure that our elections are held in Anambra to ensure the necessary security and protection of life and property.”
Anambra -Election: IGP sends new commissioner, special forces
Echeng takes over from Tony Olofu, who was transferred to the troop headquarters, Abuja.
The police chief also ordered a special police force to be deployed to complement the ongoing efforts of the Nigerian police to build peace in Anambra.
ADC campaign DG resigns 2 million pending upcoming elections
In a similar development, the director general of the gubernatorial campaign of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dr. Harris Chuma-Odili, resigned from the party and active in politics.
Chuma-Odili made this known in a statement he made to the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo, and made national chairman Ralphs Okey Nwosu.