The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has been advised by President Muhammadu Buhari to shelve his ambition to govern Kebbi State and return to his cabinet position to help his administration finish strongly in 2023.
Malami was among the 10 ministers the President bade goodbye at a valedictory session at the State House on Friday.
However, according to the Daily Trust, hours after the valedictory session Malami and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, made a u-turn.
It was learnt that Buhari had told Malami to shelve his ambition of vying for the governorship seat of Kebbi State and remain in the cabinet until 2023.
On other hand, Ngige announced the withdrawal of his presidential ambition, saying he rather remain as a minister. All these happened a few hours after the send forth ceremony they attended at the Villa.
The outgoing members of the FEC present at the valedictory session included ministers of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio; science, technology and innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, state for petroleum resources, Timipre Sylva;
Others were the Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Uche Ogah; the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen and the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Tayo Alasoadura.