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FG considers declaring state of emergency in Anambra state

BoomRadioNG | October 6, 2021

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has said no possibility will be ruled out inclusive of a declaration of a state of emergency in the determination to ensure a hitch-free electoral exercise in Anambra state.

The AGF made this disclosure while briefing newsmen at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House, Abuja

In his statement he said  “When our national security is attacked, and the sanctity of our constitutionally guaranteed democracy is threatened, no possibility is ruled out,

 

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami

 

“As a government, we have a responsibility to ensure the sustenance of our democratic order. As a government, we have a responsibility to provide security to life and properties.

“So, within the context of these constitutional obligations, of the government or the desire to establish democratic norms and order, there is no possibility that [state of emergency] is out ruled.

“The government will certainly do the needful in terms of ensuring that our elections are held in Anambra in terms of ensuring necessary security is provided, and in terms of ensuring protection is accorded to lives and properties.

 “So, our position as a government is if these elections are going to hold, necessary security, in terms of democratic order, must certainly prevail for the purpose of this election.”

 

Oladolupo Balogun

Written by BoomRadioNG

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