The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the federal government to perish every contemplations of imposing a state of emergency in Anambra state ahead of the November 6 governorship election.
The party held that the reported move to foist an emergency rule in Anambra state is a ploy by the government to suppress the people, manipulate the process and rig the governorship election for the APC and its candidate.
In a statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP tasked the Buhari-led government to come clean on its role in the sudden rise in insecurity in Anambra state ahead of the election.
The statement read: “This demand is predicated on apprehensions in the public space that the spate of insecurity in Anambra is contrived to heighten tension in the state so as to derail the democratic process to the advantage of the APC.
“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.
“Our party also charges the people of Anambra state to remain calm and alert as well as take steps within the ambits of the law to resist plots by the APC to derail the electoral process in its inordinate ambition to seize Anambra through the back door.”