Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), said he had received calls from the people of Kebbi to run for office on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He made this known at Birnin Kebbi on Thursday, in a process of working with APC stakeholders in the province.
“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,’’ he said.
“We pray for Allah’s guidance and assistance and may the answer to your demands be the continuous development of the state,’’ he said.
Governor Atiku Bagudu urged party leaders not to give up on the decision to return the injured members to the APC compound.
Mr Bagudu urged the youth to emulate Mr Malami’s humility as the son of a Muslim 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,” he said.
Mr Malami’s allies have donated N130 million to support his ambition.
Donations are as follows – female supporters in government, N30 million; Malami Women Support Initiative, N20 million; and an association of councilors serving 225 wards in the province, N25 million.
Also is the former members of the State House of Assembly – N5 million and friends and allies of Malami, N50 million.