Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, has denied claims that he wrote a derogatory post about Igbos and Hausas.
Malami did not write such a post, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Umar Gwandu.
The post in question, contained in an image, exalted one ethnic group while making uncouth remarks about other ethnic groups.
The post reads: “Igbos are stupid and unruly. They are the problem in this country. The Hausa recognizes their position as conquered slaves. They recognize the supremacy of the Fulani. The Hausas are happy being our slaves and we treat them well. The Hausa will not seek to sit on the same table with their masters. They will not demand to be in government. They know it is Haram. The kobokobo Igbos will not take their place as the conquered slaves they are. They refuse Fulani grazing on their land.”
In response, Malami’s Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations said: “The Attorney-General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice have never written or posted derogatory remarks or cast aspersions on any section or tribe in the country that is multicultural and diverse.
Malami is known for being a patriotic Nigerian and non-tribal partisan who believes in equality, fairness, and justice for all regardless of tribe, location, or gender.”
Umar Gwandu asserted that the grammatical errors, illogicalities, and divisionary tendencies, as well as the lack of respect for diversity in humanity, make it incongruous to believe that the post was written by Malami.
The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice calls on the public to disregard the post. It was circulated by mischief makers and should not be trusted.” purveyors of hatred who are bent on destroying the hard-earned reputation of the minister,” Gwandu said.