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Former Governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi has criticised the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, for suggesting that the Federal Government may declare a state of emergency in Anambra State.
Obi asserted that the Federal Government should first declare a State of emergency in Nigeria before taking such a step in Anambra State.
Africa Daily News, New York recalls that Malami had last week disclosed that the Federal Government was considering the move, ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State due the level of insecurity.
The AGF had made the remark after last week’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting.
However, Obi said Nigeria is facing more security challenges than Anambra State.
Speaking in an interview with Channels Television on Monday which was monitored by Africa Daily News, New York, the former Anambra State governor 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.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK