Minister Of Justice, Malami Withdraws From Kebbi Guber Race

Minister Of Justice, Malami Withdraws From Kebbi Guber Race

By Wires Editor | The Trent on May 13, 2022
Mike Ozekhome, Abubakar Malami, Emma Powerful, Nnamdi Kanu
Abubakar Malami, Nigeria's federal attorney general

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

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.

On Wednesday, he submitted his N50 million nomination form at the International Conference Centre.

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.

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.

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.

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