KEBBI 2023: How I Got Luxury Cars Shared To Supporters -Malami Explains Amid Backlash
KEBBI 2023: How I Got Luxury Cars Shared To Supporters – Malami Explains Amid Backlash
The Attorney General of the Federation cum Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami have come under heavy backlash after he allegedly dolled out 14 luxury cars to his supporters.
Malami who is yet to resign from office as required, allegedly issued 14 vehicles which include; Mercedes Benz GLK, Prado jeep, Lexus SUVs estimated at N135m.
Nigerians had lashed out on the Minister, querying how he got such money to acquire luxury cars for his supporters.
Clearing the air, Malami in a statement issued on Tuesday, by his media aide, Umaru Gwandu, explained that it was his friends and associates who donated and distributed vehicles to long-term workers in the Khadimiyya Foundation which he is affiliated with.
The statement read;
“At this moment, I have experienced a barrage of attacks, left, right and centre, some are local and others international, an attack that has to do with an allegation that I shared many expensive vehicles to delegates of APC.
“As a person with some associates, neither I nor a friend of mine shared any vehicle to any delegate across the state.”
“Let me state categorically that some of the foundations, as Khadi Malami and Khadimiyya for Justice and Development Initiative I am associated with over time, have workers who have demonstrated a greater capacity in the development of the state.
“These associations have contributed immensely in poverty alleviation, provision of social amenities to remotest areas, empowering unemployed youth and women, as well as small and medium scale farmers and businessmen and women, among others, in the state.
“In appreciation of what the workers of the associations have been doing in the state and beyond, the supporters of the associations, collectively and individually, decided to solicit for support from well-meaning Nigerians that have been supporting the NGOs in order to reward those that have been manning the affairs of the NGOs,” he said.
“I know I had an interactive session with APC stakeholders some days ago and had accepted calls from Kebbi people to run for the state governorship; the meeting was not for distribution of vehicles to any APC stakeholder.
“None of the APC stakeholder or delegate in Kebbi State was given any vehicle by me, and I have not yet donated any vehicle to any delegate.
“The mischief makers can contact the National Secretariat of the APC, get the lists of all the APC stakeholders and delegates in Kebbi State.
“There is no connection between the names of APC stakeholders and the beneficiaries of the vehicles and are not connected whatsoever,” the minister pointed out.