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BREAKING: Minister of Justice, Malami withdraws from Kebbi governorship race

Nigeria’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Federation, Abubakar Malami SAN, has reportedly pulled out of the Kebbi State governorship race.

The Minister is one of the Federal Executive Council members directed by the President to resign over their political ambitions in 2023.

However, according to reports by SaharaReporters, the Minister has decided to abandon his political aspiration of becoming the next Kebbi State Governor and opted to remain Minister till the end of President Buhari’s tenure.

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Malami had in April declared interest in the Kebbi State governorship race. He was reported to have distributed exotic cars to Kebbi State delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in preparation for the party primaries.

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

The Minister’s pull out comes at a time his colleague, the Minister of Labour and Employment Dr. Chris Ngige also pulled out from running for the position of President in 2023 in order to save his job as Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


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Ngige who disclosed his pull out from the presidential race through a statement signed by him said: ” he took the “momentous decision” in the interest of the nation and to enable him to concentrate on his job.”

 “Having also consulted widely with my family, constituents, supporters and well-wishers, it is my pleasure to announce the withdrawal of my interest and earlier decision to contest the office of the president in the 2023 general election.

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“As a result of this, I will NOT be participating in any of the internal party processes of the said election, starting with the primary,” Ngige said.

According to reports, 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.

Aliero’s camp has Bala Sani Kangiwa, who was removed during the last state congress of the party as their chairman, while the camp of the governor has Abubakar Kana Zuru as chairman.

Two secretariats of the APC now exist in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital. 



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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,” the source revealed.

Several other Ministers are expected to make their decisions as regards if they will resign on or before Monday or give up their political ambitions.

The Ministers including Ministers of Petroleum Timpre Sylva, Minister of State Mines & Steel Uche Ogah, Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Niger Delta Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Science Technology Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Women Affairs Pauline Tallen and Minister of State Niger Delta Tayo Alasoadura are yet to make their decisions known.

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