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President Buhari may declare a state of emergency in Anambra if… ~Minister of Justice

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The Federal Government may declare a state of emergency in Anambra State to ensure that the November 6 governorship election in the state takes place.

According to the country’s Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, the government was determined to ensure a hitch-free election in Anambra, despite the wave of attacks and killings in the state.

Malami, who spoke after the Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, noted that no possibility is ruled out.

“When our national security is attacked, and the sanctity of our constitutionally-guaranteed democracy is threatened, no possibility is ruled out.

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“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 for lives 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 is ruled out.

“So, what I’m saying, in essence, is that no possibility is ruled out by 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,” the minister told Journalists after the meeting.

The minister said that the Federal Government had resolved that the election will take place, adding that it will ensure the provision of security for the exercise.

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