Malami Withdraws From Kebbi Governorship, To Remain As Nigeria’s Justice Minister, Attorney-General

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Malami Withdraws From Kebbi Governorship, To Remain As Nigeria’s Justice Minister, Attorney-General

Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has pulled out of the Kebbi State governorship race, multiple sources told SaharaReporters on Friday.

Malami had in April declared interest in the Kebbi State governorship race.

He also distributed over 200 exotic vehicles to party members ahead of the governorship primary in the state

Several sources close to the minister said he withdrew from the race over fear that he may not get the ticket.

There has been a cold political war between the incumbent governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu and the political arrowhead of Kebbi, Senator Adamu Alieru over who succeeds the former.

While Bagudu, who chairs the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), is rooting for Malami as his successor, Aliero, a two-term governor of the state, has Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi as his preferred candidate for the APC governorship ticket.

Fearing he may not get the ticket under the current circumstances, Malami was said to have changed his plan and pulled out of the governorship race.

“He (Malami) actually pulled out of the race because he knows he can’t win without being the Attorney General,” a source told SaharaReporters.

Malami, a lawyer from Kebbi State who was hardly known before 2015 when he was appointed into the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, is today one of the richest men in Nigeria.

In 2020, a series of detailed investigations carried out by SaharaReporters showed that Malami had acquired several properties whose value run into many billions of naira since being appointed into the administration of President Buhari as Nigeria’s chief law officer.

Source Sahara Reporters

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