State of Emergency: Anambra monarch gives sterm warning to Malami

State of Emergency: Anambra monarch gives sterm warning to Malami

Malam Abubakar Malami

Traditional rulers in Anambra State have chastised Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami for interfering in Anambra matters.

Malami was chastised by the monarchs for proposing a state of emergency in Anambra State.

The monarchs declared in a statement issued following their meeting that Anambra State remains one of the country’s most tranquil states.

Malami had suggested on Wednesday that the Federal Government may declare a state of emergency in Anambra State in order to achieve the required tranquility for the November 6 election.

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However, monarchs led by the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, denounced Malami’s position in a communique issued following a gathering of traditional rulers in Anambra State, calling it uncalled for.

“It’s impossible to consider an emergency rule based on the 12 violent deaths in the last two or three weeks by any stretch of the imagination.”

“Thousands of people have died in recent years in states like Zamfara, Yobe, Katsina, Plateau, Niger, Benue, and Kaduna, yet successful elections have been held there.”

“In Anambra, life is normal; shops, schools, and marketplaces are open.”

A lot of petrol stations operate on 24 hours basis and social events such as marriages, burials, title taking and others happen every day,” the traditional rulers said.

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