Group Endorses AGF Malami As Tinubu’s Running-Mate


By Idris Khalid

Group under the aegis of North-East All Progressive Congress (APC) Enlightenment Circle has urged APC Presidential candidate, Senator Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to pick attorney-general of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami as his running mate.

The group in a press release signed and issued on Saturday by its state chairman, Alhaji Misbahu Sani Bauchi, said Malami should be considered as the running mate of the APC flag bearer because of his track record and achievements in APC administration.

Sani said, “Malami was was actively involved in the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013 as the resource person to the Manifesto Drafting Sub-Committee of Inter Joint Party Merger Committees between the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP)

“In 2014, Abubakar contested for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress in Kebbi State but stepped down during the party primaries in favor of Atiku Bagudu because of loyalty to the party and the leaders.

“On 11 November 2015, Abubakar was appointed as Minister for Justice and Attorney-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria thus making him the youngest minister in Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet with lots of achievements.”

Sani Bauchi also explained that Malami as SAN and Minister of Justice recorded massive achievements in the year 2020 despite the lockdown in January. Some of the achievements included repatriation of over $300m looted funds from the United States and Island of New Jersey.
 
“The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice recorded successes relating to lingering Imbroglio between the Federal Government and Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) limited. 

“The office of the HAGF has successfully secured victory for Nigeria against Inter Ocean Oil, through the dogged determination of the Nigerian legal team. 

“Nigeria got relieved of $1.5b liability and gained $600,000 arbitration cost in the dispute with Inter ocean Oil Company. Malami’s Office marshaled out post COVID-19 Justice System Plans, setting up of Assets Recovery and Management Committee, establishing the National Depository of Treaties among others,” he said.

The Chairman said if Malami is considered the entire Northern youth would rally round to campaign for the victory of Tinubu-Malami Ticket. He assured that APC will be better for it if Malami AGF is picked as Tinubu’s running mate. 

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