The statement credited to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami that the Federal Government may declare a State of Emergency in Anambra is still generating reactions from politicians in the state.
The latest of such reactions is from the former Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi, who on Monday tackled Malami over his comment.
Obi, also a former governor of Anambra, said the Federal Government should first declare a State of emergency in Nigeria before taking such a step in Anambra State.
Recall that the federal government, Malami had said, was considering the move, ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State due the level of insecurity.
He made the remark after last week’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting.
Obi, while speaking on Channels TV on Monday, however said Nigeria is facing more security challenges than Anambra State.
He said: “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.”
The PDP chieftain called on the AGF to stop being partisan working in the discharge of his duties.
“Also, he is the Attorney General of the Federation and not the Attorney General of the Federal Government of PDP 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 said.