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Traditional rulers in Anambra State have lambasted the Attorney General of the federation, Abubakar Malami over his recent comments on the upcoming elections in the State telling him to avoid meddling in the affairs of the State.
In a statement after their meeting which was made available to The Eastern Updates, the monarchs stressed that Anambra State remains one of the most peaceful states in the country.
Malami had on Wednesday said the Federal Government might impose a state of emergency in Anambra State to have the desired peace to conduct the November 6 poll in the state.
But the monarchs led by the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, in a communique after a meeting of traditional rulers in Anambra State condemned Malami’s opinion, describing it as uncalled for.
‘It cannot right in any stretch of the imagination to contemplate emergency rule on the strength of the 12 violent deaths in the last two weeks or three weeks.
‘States like Zamfara, Yobe, Katsina, Plateau, Niger, Benue and Kaduna have lost thousands of people in recent times, yet successful elections have been held there.
‘Life is normal in Anambra, businesses, schools, markets are open. A lot of petrol stations operate on 24 hours basis and social events such as marriages, burials, title taking and others happen every day,’ the traditional rulers submitted.
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