Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami has declared his intention to contest the Kebi State governorship election in 2023.
Abubakar Malami Declares For Kebbi Guber Race
The minister made the announcement in Birnin Kebbi yesterday during an interactive session with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Malami, who will be running on the platform of the APC, said his decision was in answer to the people pressurizing him to contest in the governorship election.
He said, “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.
“We pray for Allah’s guidance and assistance and may the answer to your demands be the continuous development of the state,’’ he said.
Malami added that he has contributed significantly to the development of the state, and said he would not relent in his efforts to bring growth to Kebbi.
The development comes a few weeks after AGF Abubakar Malami dismissed reports that he declared for the Kebbi State governorship election in 2023.