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Bury the thought of declaring state of emergency in Anambra — Group tells Malami

A group under the aegis of Southern and Mid­dle-Belt Alliance (SaMBA) be­rated the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, over emergency rule threat in Anam­bra.

In a statement signed by its spokesman, Prince Rwang Pam Jnr, the group reminded Malami that despite the“killings festival” in Katsina, Kaduna, Zamfra, Sokoto and Niger states, elections were conducted in those states without a declaration of a state of emergency.

“Our attention has been drawn to a statement credited to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, that a state of emergency may be declared in Anambra for the conduct of November 6, governorship elec­tion in the state.

“It is surprising that the At­torney General of the Federation will make such statement seeing that such statement may lend credence to the suspicion that the crisis in Anambra State is be­ing orchestrated by some clique in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the forth­coming governorship election in the state.

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“Elections were conducted in Katsina, Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto and Niger states despite the “killings festival” that are going on in those states, and the AGF did not talk about declar­ing state of emergency in those states.

“We note that security forces have moved into the South-East region to secure lives and proper­ty and therefore call on Malami to bury the thought of declaring a state of emergency in the state for the conduct of November 6 governor ship election”, the group stated.

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