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Why I Dropped My Kebbi Governorship Ambition – AGF Malami




2023: Malami Denies Joining Kebbi Governorship Race

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has given reasons he dropped his ambition to become the next governor of Kebbi State.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Friday held a valedictory session for members of his cabinet who are resigning to pursue their 2023 political ambitions, which was attended by Malami.

Malami, however, on Saturday in message to newsmen confirmed that he has pulled out of the Kebbi State Governorship race.

The minister said, “I have not resigned as the Attorney General of the Federation but have only withdrawn from the Kebbi governorship race.”

In another statement by his Media Assistant, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Malami noted that he has not quit but only withdrew his ambition to contest for the 2023 Kebbi State Gubernatorial Elections.

He stated that he has the right to choose to voluntarily shelve his gubernatorial ambition, adding that it is a matter of personal conviction and individual right which didn’t violate any law.

The statement reads: “Right thinking members of the society accord respect to individual’s right to freedom of choice in matters relating to this.

“As individual Nigerian citizens with inalienable fundamental rights, we are not aware of any legally justifiable and reasonable tenable obligations compelling the person of Abubakar Malami, SAN or as an Attorney General of the Federation to do otherwise.

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“The decision is not only a demonstration of altruism and patriotism, but of contentment, self-control, placidity and decisiveness in problem-solving at a time shrouded with confusing and competing stimulus. It is a commendable posture worthy admiration coming from a paragon of virtue.”