Willie Obiano, Anambra State governor, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is not in support of the proposed state of emergency in the state.
Obiano stated this on Thursday, after a meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), had while briefing journalists after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, had suggested that the federal government could declare a state of emergency in Anambra, to ensure that the November 6 governorship election takes place.
However, the state governor said Buhari does not want any form of intimidation ahead of the polls.
Obiano who further disclosed that he has reported Malami to the President, described as “unfortunate” the comments suggesting that the state of emergency could be imposed on Anambra, over recent attacks and killings in his state.
The governor, while expressing his displeasure at the fact that Malami did not make such an assertion regarding the crisis in the north, advised the AGF to reserve his expressions over such issues.
Obiano also rejected assertions that members of the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state house of assembly have defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
He claimed that the members were given N100 million each to join the APC.