Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is opposed to suggestions for declaration of state of emergency in Anambra state.
Obiano made the disclosure on Thursday, October 7, after a meeting with Buhari at the villa in Abuja, saying the President said he was only interested in a free and fair election; in the scheduled governorship exercise in the state.
“The President is firm, he wants a peaceful election in Anambra State. He wants a free and fair election in Anambra State, that’s the President for you,” Obiano said.
“But if people in his party are going around making insinuations; using his name to do things, the President clearly told me that he does not support that.”
He also described the comments suggesting that the State of Emergency could be imposed on Anambra; to engender security of lives as “unfortunate”.
Obiano, expressed displeasure that the Attorney General, Abubakar Malami did not make such an assertion; regarding the security crisis in some northern states and advised him to reserve his expressions over such issues.
The Governor also dismissed insinuation that members of the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state House of Assembly had defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC); explaining that the members were given a hundred million each to join the opposition.