A group, the Amalgamated Atiku Support Group, has said Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), is eyeing the office of the Nigerian president come 2023.
The group said his ambition is responsible for his claims that Atiku Abubakar is not a Nigerian and is not eligible to run for the office of the president.
In a statement on Tuesday, Remi Adebayo, media director of the group, said it is laughable that Malami is putting his weight “behind such an exercise in futility”.
“The suit before the court challenging the citizenship of Atiku Abubakar, it would be recalled, has been exhaustively dealt with by the court of appeal and affirmed by the supreme court at the final judgment during the presidential election petition tribunal,” he said.
“It must be expressly stated that Malami’s action is predicated on his ambition to run for the office of the President to take over from Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
“This inordinate ambition of Malami can be glimpsed from how desperately he moved against some of his own party men who have indicated interest to run against him in the APC, but ultimately, Atiku Abubakar is seen as the biggest threat hence this heinous move to stop the former Vice President.
“We have no doubt that this plot shall fail. Malami’s belief that he can use his position as the chief law officer and the instrumentality of the courts to achieve his vaulting ambition will also collapse on his face.”