Updated: AGF Malami Speaks On Alleged Governorship Ambition In Kebbi State

Updated: AGF Malami Speaks On Alleged Governorship Ambition In Kebbi State

  • AGF Abubakar Malami has denied reports that he is running for the governorship seat in Kebbi state
  • The denial was given in a statement released on Tuesday, April 5, by his media aide, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu
  • However, in the statement, Gwandu expressed gratitude to the AGF's loyalists and supporters who were majorly responsible for spreading what he has called fake news

Kebbi - Reports that Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami recently declared his interest to run for the seat of governor in Kebbi have been dismissed.

The rebuttal is contained in a statement released by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Malami's special assistant on media and public relations.

Gwandu in the statement released on Tuesday, April 5, noted that the report which has been made viral by a section of the media was "triggered out of curiosity and eagerness by followers and loyalists."

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Part of the statement seen by Daily Trust read:

“A video being circulated as the purported declaration was mischievously translated with fabricated insertions and interpolations that cannot in spirit and context establish the misinformation circulated.
“He, however, thanked the teaming supporters of the Minister and the general public for expressing their interest.

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“Gwandu said at the appropriate time they will hear from the horse's mouth in the full glare of the media, stakeholders, like-minds, party faithful, and teeming supporters.”

An earlier publication by This Day had it that Malami declared his interest to run for governorship office in the northern state.

The minister of justice while appealing for massive support from Kebbi indigenes recently, noted that with their help, he will emerge as governor in 2023.

AGF Malami
Malami said he does not have a history of betrayal (Photo: Abubakar Malami, SAN)
Source: Facebook

History of betrayal

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Malami was said to have presented himself in a good light by stating that he does not have a history of betrayal and as such, will not betray or fail the people if and when he assumes office.

The Cable quotes him as saying:

“If God in His mercies permits and all goes well, I will as a politician contest the governorship of Kebbi state. I am seeking your support.
“I want to announce that I will contest indeed and as such, I am counting on your prayers and support so that we can all work and survive the race together.
“I have no history of betrayal and I won’t betray you people. I will work for you.”

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Earlier, Malami reacted to claims that he has already resigned from his office.

In his keynote address during a conference organised by the National Association of Judiciary Correspondents, Malami dismissed the claim and cautioned journalists to verify reports before releasing them.

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His words:

“Many who relied on some unprofessional information disseminators will be taken aback that the Malami that was claimed to have resigned as Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice was still seen in office discharging his functions including attending the Federal Executive Council meeting yesterday, granting interviews to journalists and still today declaring this conference open as the Attorney General of the Federation."

Source: Legit.ng

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