Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, said he had accepted calls from the people of Kebbi State to contest state governorship election in 2023.
Malami will contest Kebbi governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He made his acceptance known in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday at an interactive session with APC stakeholders in the state.
The minister said: “Since you want me to contest governorship position of the state, I hereby accept your demand since you want me to do so.
“People from the state have been pressurising me to contest the governorship position in 2023.
“Going by my proper upbringing as son of an Islamic teacher, I will not show interest to contest for any position or judge myself qualify for any position except the people of the state want me to.
“I have contributed a lot to the country and also to the state in areas of employment generation, fight against poverty, agricultural revolution and women empowerment.
“We pray for Allah’s guidance and assistance and may the answer to your demands be the continuous development of the state,” Malami stated.
Speaking, the Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, urged party leaders not to relent in pursuing a resolution to bring aggrieved members back into the APC fold.
Bagudu further called on the youth to emulate the humility of Malami as a son of Islamic teacher.
“May Allah bless Malami, and we thank Almighty Allah for your contributions to the people of the state as an upright person, we will continue to pray for you,” the governor said.