Muhammed Nasir Karofi, member, board of directors of Kebbi Concerned Citizens Initiative has said he and other directors were not consulted before the letter demanding removal of Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, was submitted to President Muhammad Buhari.
The founding member and pioneer Director General of Kebbi Concerned Citizens KCC gave the disclaimer in a statement posted on his social media handle yesterday.
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This is coming days after the group gave Abubakar Malami some days to come out plain and “save Kebbi from national embarrassment”, a statement Karofi never denied.
Read full statement issued here:
DISCLAIMER ON PURPORTED LETTER TO MR PRESIDENT BY KEBBI CONCERNED CITIZENS.
I Muhammed Nasir Karofi a founding member, member of the 5 man board of directors and pioneer Director General of Kebbi Concerned Citizens initiative aka Kebbi Concerned Citizens aka KCC, hereby dissociates my self from the purported letter written in the name of the Association (KCC) as described above to Mr President His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari demanding the suspension of the Honourable Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Chika Malami SAN.
I categorically state that as legal party and critical state holder of the organization under reference above, I have not been consulted, I have diligently confirmed from two other Directors,(names withheld for now) if they have been consulted or if there have been any mandate given to the signitory of the purported letter Mohammed Ibrahim and they dou expressly denied being any privy to the letter.
The tradition before I relinguished the post of Director General is that for every correspondence of this importance it must be thoroughly discussed and agreed by the majority of Members and Directors.
The secrecy surrounding this letter heighten my suspicion that the letter is indeed purported and lack mandate of the genuine Directors of KCC
Consequently, and considering the fact that the letter did not put forward any fresh allegation so apparent and weighty other than relying on SARAHA Reporters, which in itself, does not subtantiate the demand for the suspension of Mr Malami at this critical time of the need for him to defend the red flag he raised against the acting Chairman of EFCC who happens to be under his supervision.
It is my stand that the letter is not legitimate, is misleading to the public and a blatant distraction of Mr President’s attention to remain focused and resolute in the fight against corruption.
I am worried by the fact that SAHARA reporters in the recent past claimed to have discovered that the Honourable Minister of Communication and Digital Economy owned houses in Abuja which alluded ill gotten wealth this act subjected the Minister to name calling and people begin to question his integrity. If by the redflagged and claim of SAHARA reporters and or any other online media the president suspends his Minister it will surely be a galore of suspension and resignations.
The attempt by this purported letter was to lend credence to the claim by Sahara reporters and achieve the mull to unseat the Minister Abubakar Malami SAN as a way of frustrating further efforts by him to courageously uncover more corruption allegations. All agencies to which this letter was sent to including the office of the president are no doubt aware of the allegations labelled against Malami by the online Sahara reporters, but the hype and rouble rousing generated by this letter testifies that the motive is simply to unseat Malami and thereby frustrate his efforts and ultimately discredit the government.
I shall take further lawful steps to ensure that KCC is repositioned so that it’s integrity and focus remain intact. I cannot inherit anybody’s enemies or simply be against the vision, mission and objectives of the organization for personal promotion and to pull down others enviously without any justification.
Long live Nigeria!
Long live Kebbi State!
Muhammed Nasir Karofi