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An aide of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN has justified his decision to stay back in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari and withdraw from the Kebbi State gubernatorial race.
Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice said Malami’s decision demonstrates altruism and patriotism.
In a statement on Saturday, he said “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.”