A former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has slammed the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, for proposing that the Nigerian authorities may impose a state of emergency in Anambra forward of the November 6 gubernatorial election.
Obi mentioned this whereas talking on Arise TV on Monday, saying it was ironic that the Nigerian authorities was contemplating a state of emergency in Anambra whereas Nigeria as a complete had been immersed in safety challenges.
“Saying that they want to declare a state of emergency in Anambra because of insecurity should actually mean that they need to declare a state of emergency in Nigeria because if you want to declare a state of emergency in Anambra because of insecurity, you have to declare a state of emergency in Nigeria because of insecurity,” Obi mentioned.
He requested Malami to cease being partisan working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) however for the federal government.
“Also, he is the Attorney General of the Federation and not the Attorney General of the Federal Government of the Peoples Democratic Party or the APC but of the federation. There is a position that you would be in and you are now working for the government,” Obi mentioned.
Malami had on October 6, threatened that the Buhari’s authorities would impose a state of emergency in Anambra if the safety scenario didn’t enhance.
Obi who ran because the vice presidential candidate to Atiku Abubakar within the 2019 election, disclosed that Malami’s remark may wreak Havoc on Nigeria’s financial system and safety.
“Even in government when they make a statement, they should always evaluate their statement and the implication, and the overall wellbeing of their statement.
“People don’t know that the greatest contributor to GDP, growth, is intangible asset, which is security, law and order and even behaviour and the statements of the leaders.
“Their statement can actually hurt the economy and hurt the place. So, they should ensure that their words and statements are something that has gone through scrutiny,” he mentioned.
Last week the Anambra State authorities criticised Malami’s remark, saying that, “For the past seven years, Anambra has remained the safest (and) most stable in Nigeria.”