Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, denies gifting cars worth 135 million to Kebbi delegates, says his friends and associates donated the vehicles
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has denied rumors that he donated N135 million worth of vehicles to APC delegates in Kebbi State.
It has been alleged that Malami, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is nursing a governorship ambition to succeed outgoing Governor Atiku Bagudu.
Addressing journalists in Birnin-Kebbi, the minister said he did not donate vehicles to any Kebbi State APC Excos or delegates. According to him, the vehicles were donated by his friends and associates.
“Recent donation of N135m has opened doors for donations and supports of many items including vehicles by well-wishers. It was friends and associates of Malami who donated and distributed vehicles to long term workers in the Khadimiyya Foundation.
The occasion was not for distribution of vehicles to any APC stakeholder. None of the APC stakeholder or delegates in Kebbi State was given any vehicle by Malami. I have not yet donated any vehicle to any delegate.
You can contact the National Secretariat of the APC, get the lists of all the APC stakeholders and delegates in Kebbi State. Do an investigative story to reach out to them then you realise how fictitious is the claim.”the Minister said
According to Malami, the story attributing vehicle distribution to him was mischievous and a misconstrued information.