The Federal Government (FG) has threatened to impose a state of emergency in Anambra State because of the state’s continuing insecurity.
The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, made the announcement following a meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, in Abuja on Wednesday.
He stated that the federal government is committed to ensuring a smooth electoral process in the state.
“When our national security is challenged, and the sanctity of our constitutionally protected democracy is jeopardized, no option is off the table.
“It is our obligation as a government to protect the survival of our democratic order.” As a government, we have a responsibility to provide security to life and properties.“So, in essence, in terms of protecting the sanctity of our democratic system, in terms of ensuring that our elections in Anambra hold, no possibility is outruled by government.
“And you can’t rule out the idea of declaring a state of emergency if it’s shown that the state government has failed to safeguard the sanctity of lives, property, and democratic order.”