By Ejike Abana (ABS Government House Correspondent)
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration is committed to sustaining democratic ideals in Nigeria. The President stated this today, Thursday, 7th October, 2021, during a meeting with Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state.
Speaking with Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Governor Obiano said; “I was warmly received today at the State House in Abuja by President Muhammadu Buhari. I reported the statement credited to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami to him. The Minister had threatened that the federal government will impose a state of emergency on Anambra State over security challenges. The President assured me and Ndi Anambra that the federal government is not contemplating taking such drastic action. Rather, President Buhari said that the federal government will increase its support to security agencies operating in Anambra state to contain the challenges. Among other measures, the President said that there will be more booths on the ground”.
Continuing, Governor Obiano said that President Buhari frowned at those who use his name and that of the federal government to intimidate Anambra voters. “We also discussed the November 6th. 2021 Anambra gubernatorial election. President Buhari assured me that he will not support intimidation of the electorates in any form, and promised that the federal government will support INEC and other agencies connected with the election to ensure the conduct of a free, fair and credible Anambra gubernatorial elections”.