The House of Representatives member representing Argungu/Augie federal constituency in Kebbi State, Bashar Isah, has said the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, would resign his appointment before the All Progressives Congress’ (APC’s) governorship primary slated for later this month.
Isah stated this in an interview with reporters in Abuja on Thursday.
He confirmed that Malami had already obtained the necessary forms needed to contest the Kebbi State Governorship Election, at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja.
He claimed those blackmailing the AGF over his recent cars distribution and the presidential amnesty granted to some prisoners were also aiming to govern Kebbi State next year, but were afraid to face Malami at the polls because of his popularity.
Isah said: “The Attorney General of the Federation (Malami) has collected forms to contest the forthcoming Kebbi governorship primary election and I have also picked my own too. I want to return to the National Assembly.”
“The provisions of the new Electoral Act, in Section 84 (12) did not direct the political appointees to resign within a specific period.
“It only stipulates that they should resign before the primary election. Malami is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, and he cannot make that mistake.
“The law says political appointees should resign before the primary election. He is going to resign before then. He must resign because even our party, the APC will not allow him to remain in office while standing for the primary election.
“He is not the only person. Other political appointees would equally resign. Whoever wants to contest among them must resign.”
The lawmaker described all the allegations so far levelled against Malami in recent time as false and targeted at tarnishing his image because of his popularity among his people.
He said, “The allegations against the Hon Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami (SAN), are mere hearsay.