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Malami Declares Interest In Kebbi Governorship Race



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The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami has joined the race for the Kebbi State governorship seat in 2023.

The Minister declared his intention on Thursday, and would be seeking the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Naija News understands.

According to Malami, he joined the race in response to calls from his people to serve the state as their Governor.

Speaking at the presidential hall in Birnin-Kebbi during an interactive session with APC stakeholders in the state, the Minister said he would be heeding the call of the people to contest the governorship seat.

He said he has been under pressure from those who want him to contest and has therefore taken up the challenge in response to the calls.

“Since you want me to contest governorship position of the state, I hereby accept your demand since you want me to do so.

“People from the state have been pressurizing me to contest the governorship position in 2023.

“Going by my proper upbringing as son of an Islamic teacher, I will not show interest to contest for any position or judge myself qualify for any position except the people of the state want me to.

“I have contributed a lot to the country and also to the state in areas of employment generation, fight against poverty, agricultural revolution and women empowerment,’’ he said.

“We pray for Allah’s guidance and assistance and may the answer to your demands be the continuous development of the state,’’ he added.