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Jonathan Seeks Extension of Emergency Rule in Adamawa, Borno, Yobe

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja

If President Goodluck Jonathan did not meet brick wall at the National Assembly, he may extend emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke dropped the hint on Monday.

He said that the meeting of the Security Council had already approved the extension.

The emergency rule was first imposed in May 2013 and was extended in May 2014.

Rather than abated, terrorists’ activities in those states have escalated which necessitates further extension of the emergency rule.

However indication emerged that President Jonathan may find it difficult to get the approval of the National Assembly.

The Governors of the affected states are reportedly reaching out to the National Assembly members not to approve the extension.

Beside, the strained leadership of the House of Representatives and the President makes it almost impossible for the House to support emergency rule extension.


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