A few weeks ago, the Attorney general and minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami had bared his mind on the continuous wave of crises in the southeast and the need to protect the lives and properties of the residents, particularly in Anambra as the state prepares for the governorship elections.
According to the attorney general, if the situation goes beyond what the state can control, there may likely be a state of emergency declaration in the state.
His comment was met with stiff opposition and criticism from the state government and other Nigerians alike.
Recently, two incidents have occurred in the state that supports Malami's call and the prediction that only a state of emergency in the state may pave way for the elections to be conducted without any hitches.
Uba had visited some markets in Lagos where he met with some of his kinsmen where he presented his manifesto and also, asked for support towards the elections.
This may be connected to the dangerous situation in the state as Gunmen now target mainly political campaign vehicles.
2, The convoy of the executive governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano was today, the 12th of October, held hostage for over an hour by gunmen.
This happened during the campaign rally of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) at Odata Secondary School in Ihiala Local Government Area of the State.
The attack was confirmed by the Anambra state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C.Don Adunuba. He also mentioned that a combined team of policemen and soldiers repelled the attack.
The situation in the southeast at the moment has gotten so dangerous that normal activities like the election campaigns can no longer go ahead.
Recall the convoy of the house of reps member representing Nnewi North, Nnewi South, Ekwusigo federal constituency, Hon Chris Azubogu was sometime last month, attacked by unidentified gunmen. His driver was killed in the attack.
Some major conferences have also been moved from the southeast to other states as the region has become too hot due to the activities of the gunmen and these two recent incidents have vindicated Malami's option of calling for a state of emergency in Anambra state.
With the elections barely just 25 days from today, the situation is rather getting more dangerous as the state government seems to lose grasp of the security condition for the state.
If really the elections in Anambra must hold on the 6th of November, then Malami's option has to be considered.
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