The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has denied reports that he donated 30 exotic vehicles to All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates in Kebbi State.
Malami stated that he only donated vehicles to the long term workers at his foundation, Khadimiyya for Justice and Development Initiative, in Kebbi over the weekend.
Speaking through his spokesman, Umar Gwandu, the minister stated none of the beneficiaries of the vehicles was a member of the ruling party in the state.
Malami asserted that the donation and distribution of the vehicles to the workers of the foundation were done by his friends and associates.
He, however, described reports that the vehicles were donated to APC delegates in the state as mischievous and misconstrued.
“It is abundantly clear that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has teaming supporters from home and beyond.
“This has been demonstrated not only by the calls from far and near for him to vie for Kebbi gubernatorial seat in the forthcoming election but also by donations from friends, associates and supporters of N135m.
“The 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 the distribution of vehicles to any APC stakeholder. None of the APC stakeholders or delegates in Kebbi State was given any vehicle by Malami.
“You can contact the National Secretariat of the APC, and get the lists of all the APC stakeholders and delegates in Kebbi State. Do an investigative story to reach out to them then you realised how fictitious is the claim.
“Comparing the names of APC stakeholders and the beneficiaries of the vehicle will reveal to you that there is no connection between the two and the two are not connected whatsoever,” Gwandu told Premium Times.
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