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Ohanaeze others fault FG over threat of emergency rule in Anambra

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an elder statesman, Chekwas Okorie and former President General of Aka Ikenga, Goddy Uwazuruike, yesterday faulted the Federal Government over threat to invoke a state of emergency in Anambra State over rising insecurity in the state.

“National Publicity Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chiedozie Ogbonnia said Ndigbo would resist such a move, stressing that it was being suggested in bad fate.

He said that” Igbo leaders were proactive and had already met and taken decisions on how to end the killings in Anambra and other parts of the Southeast.”

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He noted that the deaths recorded in Anambra were comparable to those in Borno, Yobe, Niger, Plateau and Benue states and wondered why the Federal Government was contemplating emergency rule in Igboland.”

“ALSO, the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has faulted the Federal Government over threats to declare a state of emergency in Anambra State as it will cause voter apathy and create free room for rigging the November 6, 2021 governorship elections.

It said the government should rather reinforce the security architecture in Anambra rather than suggest a state of emergency.”

PANDEF wondered why a state of emergency was not declared in the Northeast ahead of the 2019 elections and the subsequent by-elections and council polls in the region.

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