• Monday, June 24, 2024
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Abia governorship : Await court decisions, AGF advises Ogah and Ikpeazu


The Honourable Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has disociated himself from his alleged involvement in the legal logjam over the Abia state governorship seat.

The AGF said he has definitely not taken any action either by spoken words or body language as far as the Abia governorship crisis is concerned, contrary to reports that he gave directives to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue Certificate of Return to Uchechukwu Ogah declaring him Governor-Elect.

He emphaticatically stated in a statement released on sunday in Abuja that, “such rumours are untrue and a figment of the imagination of those pushing these selfish, shameless and irredeemable lies into public space which only translates to partisanship on the side of its purveyors”.

According to the statement signed by Salihu Isah, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the AGF, Malami said that nobody had approached him to proffer any legal opinion to the issue.

“As a strong believer in the rule of law, it is his belief that the law should naturally take its cause. The Honourable Attorney General of the Federation will not be dragged into this controversy and mind-games being played out by the various legal minds and spin doctors of both camps at this point.

“The parties involved should await the decision of the courts.
“In fact, we wish to by this statement advice those in the habit of dragging the highly esteemed Office of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice into knotty issue of this kind even when it is yet to take a position. They should desist from these unwarranted presumptions henceforth”, he warned.