2023: I’ve Not Declared For Kebbi Gov Race – Malami
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) on Tuesday said he has not declared interest to contest any elective office in 2023.
He was reacting to reports he would be running for Kebbi governorship race in 2023.
Malami made this known in a statement by his spokesman, Umar Gwandu, titled: ‘2023: I am yet to declare –Malami’.In a video captured and posted by Arise TV on Tuesday, Malami was heard seeking his followers’ support.
“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,” Malami was reported to have said.
But Malami said the video was “mischievously translated with fabricated insertions and interpolations that cannot in spirit and context establish the misinformation circulated.”
The clarification became necessary in view of a false and fabricated publication in some section of the media,” he said
The statement reads: “Gwandu said the declaration to contest for a political position was never a hidden affair or clandestine operation that could be reported as a scoop by a section of the media.
“He said the report was triggered out of curiosity and eagerness by followers and loyalists.
“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.”