Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has said President Muhammadu Buhari is not in support of the proposed declaration of emergency rule in the state.
The governor disclosed this on Thursday after his meeting with the president at the villa, in Abuja.
TheFact Nigeria Recalled that the Attorney General of the Federation and minister of justice, Justice Abubakar Malami, had on Wednesday hinted that, a statement of emergency might be imposed in Anambra state following the high level of insecurity in the state.
Obiano however said he has reported Malami to the President for suggesting a possible declaration of emergency rule in the state.
The governor said President Buhari has assured that he was only interested in a free and fair election in the November 6 governorship exercise in the state.
Governor Obiano who described Malami’s statement as unfortunate, questioned why he had not contemplated the imposition of emergency rule in northern states where there has been a number of mass killings.
The governor said he would call the Attorney General to express his mind to him over the suggestion, maintaining that apart from the recent security crisis, Anambra had been the most peaceful in the South East.
He also rejected assertions that members of the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state’s legislature had defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying that what happened was that the members were given N100 million each to join the All Progressive Congress (APC).
He said the members have refused to be bought and have remained in the APGA.