The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has debunked rumor making rounds that he has declared interest to contest for Governorship election in Kebbi State in the 2023 general elections.
The AGF made this known in a statement released on Tuesday which was signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Umar Jibrilu Gwandu.
Gwandu explained that the clarification became necessary in view of a ‘false and fabricated publication’ in some sections of the media adding that the declaration to contest for a political position was never a hidden affair or clandestine operation that could be reported as a scoop by a section of the media.
The statement further maintained that the report was triggered out of curiosity and eagerness by followers and loyalists.
“A video being circulated as the purported declaration was mischievously translated with fabricated insertions and interpolations that cannot in spirit and context establish the misinformation circulated,” the statement said.
The minister, however, thanked his supporters and the general public for expressing their interest saying the people will “hear from the horse’s mouth” in the full glare of the media, stakeholders, like-minds and party faithful at the appropriate time.