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ANPP condemns calls for emergency rule in Borno, Plateau

ABUJA—The All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) has denounced calls for the imposition of emergency rule in some parts of the country particularly Borno and Plateau states over the high level of insecurity  in the areas, saying such calls are out of tune with rule of law.

National Chairman of the party, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu who addressed a press conference in Abuja on the state of the Nation, said 100 days of the Jonathan administration has clearly shown that it is incapable of driving the nation to the promised land.

The national chairman said his party was worried by the signals emanating from the way the administration was steering the ship of state, saying “we are worried that Nigerians now sleep with both eyes open, insecurity pervades our mother land on a scale never seen in the country before. Terrorism, kidnapping and armed robbery have become a daily fare in the country.”

He said the call for a state of emergency in some states was an invitation to anarchy, and one that does not reflect the commitment to rule of law. Onu maintained that the call cannot be sustained for a state like Borno where he said normalcy has returned, urging the Federal government to take decisive action to deal with the root cause of the matter.

“we urge that nothing must be done to depart from the path of rule of law” he said

He identified massive unemployment as one cankerworm plaguing the nation saying unless effort are made by the government to deal with the issue of lack of jobs, youths will continue to ply evil trades such as terrorism and kidnapping.
On the coming governorship elections in five state of the federation, Dr. Onu said the party will beat the deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC for conduct of party primaries and would present candidates for the elections.

He denied that the national office of the party is not supporting the local branches of the party especially in Kogi state.

“The structure of the party is such that the national headquarters of the party cooperate with the party while the state also cooperate with the headquarters. We are not in charge of the states one hundred percent. So the issue of not funding the local branches does not arise”, he said


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