Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, has abandoned his aspiration to run for governor of Kebbi State in 2023.
Instead, the lawmaker has decided to keep his current position as the nation’s leading law officer.
Malami revealed to the press on Saturday morning that he had actually dropped out of the gubernatorial contest for the time being, but he did not explain why.
“I have not resigned as the Attorney General of the Federation but have only withdrawn from the Kebbi governorship race,” Malami said in a short message to Vanguard.
It will be recalled that Malami, a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, was among those purported to have resigned in order to contest as governor of Kebbi State.
The media even reported that he had bid farewell to his boss and had begun consultations to actualise his governorship bid.