Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), has declared that he has not been hospitalised in recent days.
On Wednesday, there were unsubstantiated claims that he had been hospitalised.
The AGF’s spokeswoman, Umar Gwandu, told media on Thursday that the minister has been “active, nimble, and working.”
“Contrary to what you may have heard, the honourable minister has a busy day.” He has received briefings from the permanent secretary, department directors, and unit leaders. Gwandu said, “He has not been allowed anywhere.”
“You observe the guy standing, upright, nimble, energetic, working, handling files, attending to people, attending meetings, and so on.” As a result, that information is false.
“There are several false stories concerning him. He was claimed to have collapsed at one point. They just want to take advantage of the chance to cause uncertainty, and after it is published, more meaningless papers will begin to circulate.”
When questioned whether he had ever been hospitalised to a hospital for health reasons, the AGF said that he had only “been admitted in the office of the attorney-general, and not a hospital.”
Remember that the AGF proclaimed his desire to run for governor of Kebbi in the 2023 general election on April 28.
President Muhammadu Buhari urged appointees seeking elective seats to quit on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Malami has failed to resign, despite the resignations of Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba as minister of state for education, Godswill Akpabio as minister of Niger Delta affairs, and Ogbonnaya Onu as minister of science and technology.