A Group in Abuja hosted a Press Conference Against popular online News agency SaharaReporters Over reports by the News outlet headed by Omoyele Sowore allegedly exposing the corruption of Nigeria’s Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami SAN.
The group which held the meeting in Abuja to discuss ways to tackle Sahara Reporters for the reportage is believed by many to be sponsored by Abubakar Malami, Nigeria’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice in a desperate move to restore his image already destroyed by the News Agency.
The group, Equity and Justice in Politics and Governance, on Tuesday asked the Nigerian Government to sanction and regulate the New York-based news agency.
While reading from a prepared text, one Musa Moses Attah, National Coordinator of the group, said Malami was a “fine gentleman” with “sterling qualities”.
“We at the Equity and Justice in Politics and Governance Movement have watched with keen interest how an online medium, SaharaReportes, decide to throw caution into the wind to cast aspersion and assassinate the character of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), and other government officials.
“Ordinarily for us at Equity and Justice for Politics in Governance Movement, we would not have dabbled into the controversy raised by SaharaReporters but we felt we cannot keep quiet because the allegations raised border on one of the key personalities in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The AGF is a fine gentleman who has performed his duty credibly well since his appointment into office in 2015 and because of his sterling qualities and performances, President Buhari found him worthy of reappointment.”
It is to be noted that after requests by Sahara Reporters to Malami to respond to the allegations against him, Malami on Monday threatened to sue SaharaReporters within seven days if the online news publication failed to retract stories published on him on July 10, 11, and 12, 2020.