Constitutional Crisis May Occur If Anambra Election Does Not Hold Because of Insecurity-INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission warned on Thursday that a constitutional crisis could erupt if the Anambra State poll is not held.
The commission stated that elections may be postponed for various reasons, but Nigeria has never anticipated a circumstance in which a governorship election does not take place.
There are concerns about the rising violence in Anambra and several other South-East states, as well as the destruction of government facilities.
INEC Chairman Prof Mahmud Yakubu stated last week that the goal of those causing violence in Anambra is to prevent elections from taking place.
Abubakar Mallami, Attorney General and Minister of Justice stated on Wednesday that the Federal Government may consider declaring a state of emergency in the state to allow elections to take place.
However, speaking on behalf of the INEC boss on the second day of the annual conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers, Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary, said that the media must help to sensitize Nigerians on the importance of maintaining peace in Anambra State in order to avoid a possible constitutional crisis.
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