The office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has debunked false report making the rounds, alleging that he sent a secret memo to President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to move swiftly to suspend the fundamental rights of all Nigerians as guaranteed by the Constitution of Nigeria.
A statement by his media aide, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu read: “The attention of the Office of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has been drawn to a false and fictitious report alleging that there was a secret memo emanating from the Office to the Presidency.
The statement asked the general public to disregard the media report, and to see it as “fabrications of anti-constitutional democratic stability in Nigeria.”
Dr. Umar said that Malami remains a true democrat who believes in rule of law and tenets of democracy and constitutional order.
He emphasised that the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice is a constitutionally recognised one, with its roles and responsibilities embedded in the constitution.
“It is antithetical to common sense to think that the holder of such coveted Office as the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice will stoop to what was printed by the media.
“The Government does not operate in secrecy as it is not a clandestine operation. Hence, Malami discharges his constitutionally recognized mandates in compliance with principles of transparency, openness and accountability,” he stated.