The federal government has hinted that it may declare a state of emergency in Anambra State if circumstances indicate that the November 6 governorship election is under threat.
Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), disclosed this to State House correspondents after the weekly federal executive council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa on Wednesday.
According to him, the federal government would not fail to take precautions to ensure that the democratic order is kept safe.
He said that no possibility is ruled out, including the declaration of a state of emergency.
“When our national security is attacked and the sanctity of our constitutionally guaranteed democracy is threatened, no possibility is ruled out.
“As a government, we have a responsibility to ensure the sustenance of our democratic order. As a government, we have a responsibility to provide security to life and properties.
“So, within the context of these constitutional obligations of the government or the desire to establish democratic norms and order, there is no possibility that is out ruled.