10 August 2017
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of plotting to unsettle the security in the state and then use the Federal Government to initiate a state of emergency.
This is contained in Governor Obiano’s reaction to a statement by the chairman of the APC, John Oyegun, who advised the governor to “start preparing his handover notes and get ready to vacate office”.
Obiano said: “No doubt this statement, which we consider as coming from not just Chief Oyegun but from the ruling APC is a clear threat to Nigeria’s democracy and security in Anambra State.
“We have it on good authority that they have been working at various options including an attempt to foment insecurity in the state to pave way for a state of emergency as a prelude to their take-over.
“What this requires is that Anambra people and Nigerians in general, especially lovers of democracy and good governance should be alert.
“It has again re-affirmed the undemocratic nature of many APC apostles and this is unfortunate for our nation, especially at this critical point in our history when democratic tenets should be nurtured.”