Sunday December 05, 2021 9:57 AM

Nobody can intimidate Anambra people with state of emergency- Lawmaker

One of the lawmakers at the Anambra State House of Assembly, Chief Emeka Aforka, has called on highly-placed government officials to be mindful of their public utterances.

The Lawmaker representing Orumba North State Constituency, made the call in an interview with newsmen on Friday in Awka.

It will be recalled that  the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, (SAN) had threatened “that the Federal Government may impose a state of emergency on Anambra if the new spate of violence persists during the Nov. 6 gubernatorial election in the State.”

Reacting, the lawmaker described the statement as undemocratic, capable of throwing the country into chaos.

According to him, the declaration is a strong indictment of the ability of the government to handle the security challenges of the country.

He urged Malami to withdraw such undemocratic and unpatriotic statements which has hugely embarrassed the Nigerian citizens,

He said, “Anambra electorate knows what their political aspirations are and cannot yield to political distractions of any type.

“The declaration is unable to intimidate Anambra people from coming out to participate in the governorship election of Nov. 6, so the threat to impose an emergency rule on the state is undemocratic.

“Anambra has not recorded death above 15 persons since the new scales of violence in the state, for a state that has for the past seven years enjoyed a well-deserved reputation of being Nigeria’s safest and most peaceful state.

“Anambra has not recorded a fraction of casualties the nation has seen in places like Borno, Zamfara, Katsina, Benue, Plateau, Yobe, Niger, Adamawa, Taraba, amongst others, where terrorists have killed several thousands of civilians and attacked military formations”.

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