Confusion has arisen in the public space over the alleged declaration of the attorney general of the federation Abubakar Malami to contest the Kebbi State governorship election.
In a video uploaded to social media on Tuesday by Arise TV, Malami told a seated audience, “If God in his mercies permits, and all goes well, I will, as a politician, contest the governorship of Kebbi State. I am seeking your support.”
Stressing that he has a sterling record of being loyal, Malami solicited the support of his audience to realise his governorship ambition.
“I want to announce that I will contest indeed, and as such, I am counting on your prayers and support so that we can all work and survive the race together,” he added.
“I have no history of betrayal, and I won’t betray you, people. I will work for you.”
However, his media aide Umar Gwandu in a statement on Tuesday denied the minister had declared interest in an elective position.
The statement reads, “Gwandu said 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.
“He said the report was triggered out of curiosity and eagerness by followers and loyalists.
“Gwandu said at the appropriate time they will hear from the horse’s mouth in the full glare of the media, stakeholders, like-minds, party faithful and teeming supporters.”