The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned against imposing a state of emergency in Anambra State ahead of the November 6 governorship election in the state.
This online news platform understands that the opposition party gave the warning via a statement issued by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Wednesday.
PDP stated that the Federal Government (FG) has the power to maintain peace in Anambra, before, during, and after the state election, adding that the reported move to foist an emergency rule in the state was a ploy to suppress the people, manipulate the process and rig the governorship election for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate.
The party added that its demand was predicated on apprehensions in the public space that the spate of insecurity in Anambra was contrived to heighten tension in the state so as to derail the democratic process.
“The PDP insists that the federal government has the capacity to ensure peace in Anambra before, during, and even after the election, if it so desired.
“We, therefore, invite the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC Federal Government to be guided accordingly,” the party stated.
The PDP also urged the people of Anambra State to remain calm and take steps within the ambits of the law to resist plots to derail the state electoral process in an inordinate ambition to seize Anambra through the back door