Ahead of the November 6, governorship election in Anambra State, the security situation in the state has been a major concern to many Nigerians.
Anambra State has witnessed several attacks in the last few weeks which were allegedly linked to unknown gunmen.
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The gunmen have launched several attacks on government facilities and security posts in the State. The attacks have also led to the deaths of innocent people in the State.
The pace of political campaigns in the state have been slowed down because of the level of insecurity in the State.
While reacting to the level of insecurity in Anambra State, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami explained that the possibility of state of emergency cannot be ruled out because of the level of attacks in the state.
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However, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party has kicked against the idea of declaring state of emergency in Anambra State.
According to a report by Vanguard Newspaper, the main opposition party said the federal government has the power to maintain peace in Anambra State during and after the governorship election without declaring state of emergency.
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Why Does PDP Warn Federal Government Not To Declare Emergency Rule In Anambra?
The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party alleged that the move to declare emergency rule in Anambra State is aimed at rigging the November 6, governorship election in the state. The opposition party explained that the emergency rule is a ploy to manipulate the process of the governorship election for the ruling party to win.
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This is just a mere allegation by the opposition party because there is no proof to show the federal government is making such plan.
The allegation by PDP is different from the reason given by the federal government. Malami had explained that no possibility is ruled out including state of emergency to protect the constitutional order and the electoral process.
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