Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari was not in support of a state of emergency in his state.
He spoke after his meeting with the president at the Aso Villa in Abuja.
The governor said he reported the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to the President over the minister’s pronouncement that the Federal Government might declare a State of Emergency in Anambra to ensure that the November 6 governorship election in the state takes place.
He, however, said the president is against any kind of intimidation ahead of the poll.
FirstNews had reported that the AGF had announced that FG may declare a state of emergency in Anambra state over rising insecurity in the state.
The AGF had said, “No possibility is ruled out by the government in terms of ensuring the sanctity of our democratic order, in terms of ensuring that our elections in Anambra hold.
“And you cannot rule out the possibility of declaration of state of emergency where it is established, in essence, that there is a failure on the part of the state government to ensure the sanctity of security of lives, properties and democratic order.”
According to Section 305 of the 1999 Constitution, a state of emergency is declared in a situation of national danger or disaster in which a government suspends normal constitutional procedures in order to regain control.
A declared state of emergency allows the president to immediately make any desired regulations to secure public order and safety.