The threat to declare a state of emergency in Anambra was not President Muhammadu Buhari’s idea, but Malami’s, according to Governor Willie Obiano.
Obiano told State House Correspondents after a brief meeting with Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said he reported the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to the President on the matter.
The Governor also described the threat as unfortunate, questioning why Malami had not considered declaring a state of emergency in the northern states during banditry-related mass deaths.
“That’s a very unfortunate comment by the Attorney-General. Malami. Very unfortunate.
“I also reported that to the President and this is not in the books of the President because he knows that Anambra has been the safest state in Nigeria for seven years plus,” he said.
Obiano added that he would call the Attorney General to express his mind over the suggestion, insisting apart from the recent security crisis, Anambra State had been the most peaceful State in the south east.