The Media Officer to the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation Umar Gwandu has described the decision of his principal to dump his governorship aspiration as an act patriotism.
The Media Officer who said this on Saturday, observed that Minister Abubakar Malami didn’t go contrary to any law by aborting his plan to become the next Governor of Kebbi State ahead of the 2023 gubernatorial elections.
“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 or as an AGF 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 of admiration coming from a paragon of virtue,” Gwandu noted.
New Diplomat reported earlier that the AGF had decided to keep his job by pulling out of the Kebbi State governorship race.
This is coming on the heels of a directive issued by President Buhari who had asked all serving ministers, heads of government agencies, departments, parastatals; ambassadors, and other political appointees with political ambitions for the forthcoming 2023 general elections to resign from their respective positions.