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Politics of Thursday, 7 October 2021


Buhari opposed to emergency rule in Anambra – Gov. Obiano

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari

Willie Obiano, the governor of Anambra state has denied the claims that the threat to the declaration of a state of emergency in the state was the idea of President Buhari.

Obiano made this known to the press after a meeting with Buhari in the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

He said he reported the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to the President on the matter, The Nations reports.

The Governor also described the threat as unfortunate, wondering why he had not contemplated the imposition of emergency rule in northern States during massive killings occasioned by banditry.

“That’s a very unfortunate comment by the Attorney-General. Malami. Very unfortunate. I also reported that to the President and this is not in the books of the President because he knows that Anambra has been the safest state in Nigeria for seven years plus,” he said.

He said he would call the Attorney General to express his mind to him over the suggestion, insisting apart from the recent security crisis, Amambra had been the most peaceful State in the south east.