State of emergency: Obiano playing politics with security situation in Anambra – Andy Uba


Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State, Senator Andy Uba has said that there were signs that Governor Willie Obiano was playing politics with the security situation in Anambra.

According to him, the recent statement by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami on imposing an emergency rule in Anambra could be likened to a wake up call on the Governor.

In a press statement by Afam Ogene, Director of Media, Andy Uba Campaign Council, the candidate lamented that for weeks, he has prodded Governor Obiano to “come off the high horse he bestrides and frontally tackle the deteriorating insecurity in the state.”

Uba, however, said that with the threat of an emergency rule, the governor appears to have woken up.

He said: “As typical of anyone who wakes up from the wrong side of his bed after a deep slumber, Obiano, like an intemperate workman who quarrels with his tools, is blaming everyone else but himself, for the threats by the federal authorities to declare a state of emergency in Anambra if the current state of anomie persists.”

Uba questioned Obiano for asking if neighbouring Imo and Ebonyi States, which are controlled by APC have had state of emergency imposed on them.

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He said: “When Gov. Obiano speaks about past security challenges in neighbouring Imo and Ebonyi States, the question to ask is: didn’t governors of both states take urgent, practical steps that restored normalcy?

“When only two days ago, on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 governors of the South east met at Enugu to seek solutions to rising insecurity, especially in Anambra, why was Obiano the only governor not in attendance?

“Why did he rather choose to go dancing on a campaign romp at Otuocha, Anambra East LGA of the state, on the same day other serious governors gathered to seek a regional solution to a problem most prevalent in his state; in spite of the fact that he is not a candidate in next month’s governorship election?

“It is still not too late for the governor to retrace his steps and act like the governor he is – well, until March 17, 2022 when by the grace of God, Senator Andy Uba would succeed him,” Ogene wrote.

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