The Anambra State Authorities has reacted to the Federal Authorities’s menace to declare a state of emergency within the state, amid the current spate of insecurity.
Don Adinuba, the state’s Commissioner for Data, stated the comment by the Legal professional Common of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, confirmed that the killings within the state have been politically motivated.
Recall that Malami had stated the Federal Authorities would possibly declare a state of emergency in Anambra State, forward of the forthcoming governorship election.
Malami had disclosed this whereas addressing State Home correspondents after yesterday’s Federal Govt Council, FEC, assembly.
Reacting, Adinuba insisted that the current disturbances within the state don’t warrant declaring a state of emergency.
Talking on Channels Tv, the commissioner stated the Legal professional Common’s comment was borne out of politics.
The commissioner puzzled why the Federal Authorities had not declared a state of emergency in northern states suffering from insecurity.
He stated: “For the reason that renewed violence in Anambra State, which we consider is politically motivated, no more than 15 individuals have been killed.
“What number of individuals have died in Borno, Niger, Kaduna, Yobe, Zamfara? Even Imo, which is APC-controlled, and Ebonyi, [also] APC-controlled, has anyone threatened emergency rule in any of those states?
“For the previous seven years, Anambra state has remained the most secure state, most steady in Nigeria.
“What’s going on right here is politically motivated and the declaration by the Legal professional-Common of the Federation is a affirmation.
“I don’t need us to dwell in denial. What prompted the Legal professional-Common of the Federation to make that declaration is pure politics. There isn’t a level being in denial.”
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