Why Malami Withdrew From Guber Race Instead Of Resigning- Spokesman
Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, has withdrawn from the Kebbi State gubernatorial race to retain his current appointment.
Malami on Saturday, through his spokesman, Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, said he was pulling out from the governorship race few days after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered all serving ministers who are nursing political ambitions to resign.
Gwandu described Malami’s decision to withdraw as “not only a demonstration of altruism and patriotism, but of contentment, self-control, placidity and decisiveness in problem-solving at a time shrouded with confusing and competing stimulus.”
The statement read;
“Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has not resigned.”
“He withdrew his ambition to contest for the 2023 Kebbi State Gubernatorial Elections.
“Malami has the right to choose to voluntarily shelve his gubernatorial ambition. It is a matter of personal conviction and individual right which didn’t violate any law.
“Right thinking members of the society accord respect to individual’s right to freedom of choice in matters relating to this.
“As individual Nigerian citizens with inalienable fundamental rights, we are not aware of any legally justifiable and reasonable tenable obligations compelling the person of Abubakar Malami, SAN or as an Attorney General of the Federation to do otherwise.
“The decision is not only a demonstration of altruism and patriotism, but of contentment, self-control, placidity and decisiveness in problem-solving at a time shrouded with confusing and competing stimulus. It is a commendable posture worthy admiration coming from a paragon of virtue.”
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