Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has said those including the deputy governor of the state who joined the national ruling party, All Progressive Congress, APC ahead of the November 6, Governorship election in the state are still members of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA.
Governor Obiano made the statement while answering questions from journalists at State House, Abuja after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over statement credited to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami that the federal government planned to declare state of emergency in Anambra following the activities of the unknown gunmen, killing and destroying lives and properties as a warning against the conduct of election in the state.
Governor Obiano said after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the president shows no intention of declaring state of emergency in the state, describing Abubakar Malami statement as very unfortunate, adding, such is an assertion the minister shouldn’t have made as there is no basis for him to do so.
The Governor mentioned Imo, Zamfara among other states with high level of killings and terrorism that were not considered by the Minister for state of emergency and wondered why he’s mentioning Anambra state he said has been very peaceful for more than 7 years since he came into power.
Govornor Obiano described the current killings by unknown gunmen in the state as something that is being addressed.
In his words, he said Anambra state only have one political party which is APGA and the ruling APC has no present in the state.
He said people joining APC are only going there to collect 100 million naira each the party is sharing for membership drive.
Adding, the decampees are still in APGA, giving them more information about APC.
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