BREAKING: AGF Malami Declares For Governorship Race
Onyxnewsng reports that the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has declared his intention to run for the Kebbi state governorship in 2023.
Malami made this know at an event in Kebbi on Monday.
He lost the Kebbi governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Atiku Bagudu, the state governor, in 2014.
Bagudu is completing a second term in office.
The Attorney-General of the federation said he is counting on the people for their support, adding that he would not betray them if elected into office.
Malami said he is seeking to better the lives of the Kebbi people.
“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,” declared Mr Malami in vernacular.
Mr Malami’s declaration was captured in a video posted by Arise TV on Tuesday.
Stressing that he has a sterling record of being loyal, the nation’s Attorney General solicited the support of Kebbi residents to realise his governorship ambition.
“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,” he added.
“I have no history of betrayal, and I won’t betray you, people. I will work for you.”
Prior to his announcement, the AGF has been fighting relentlessly for the deletion of section 84(12) of the Electoral Act, which mandates the resignation of political appointees seeking political office in an election.