The National Coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Benue State, Garus Gololo, has described the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, as a divisive figure who would divide the country if elected in 2019 Elections.
Gololo made this claim while reacting to a statement where Atiku cautioned Nigerians against re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 election, over his incapability of addressing the senseless killings being carried out by herdsmen in the country. (Read the report HERE)
In reaction, Gololo said Atiku’s inciting statement is capable of dividing the country even before he’s president. He said the former vice president has a questionable track record as a politician and is not a credible candidate for the 2019 presidential election.
“We Fulani herdsmen are not killers and before Buhari came to power, there were crisis between farmers and herders in Benue, Tarawa, Nasarawa, Adamawa and some other states. I am disappointed in Atiku because he had already divided Nigeria even when he has not come to power.
“Buhari has nothing to do with herdsmen, he is a Nigerian and it is the people of Nigeria that voted him into power and l believe they will still vote him again in 2019.
“Nigerians should ask Atiku about the N68.8 billion proceeds from NEPA which he sold when he superintended over the privatisation process of the then NEPA.
“People should talk about the power plants or the money he raised from the sale of that public asset.
“As far as I am concerned, Atiku is not a credible candidate to contest the coming presidential election in Nigeria because he is so sentimental and if they vote him in as president, he would divide Nigeria the more.”
“So, for us Fulanis, we are not killers, neither are we criminals nor kidnappers and President Buhari has nothing to do with herdsmen. It is the people of Nigeria who voted Buhari in 2015 and they will still vote him .The crisis between farmers and herdsmen is a common thing everywhere across the world it is not peculiar to Nigeria.”
Gololo asked the PDP presidential candidate if herdsmen were responsible for killings when he was a vice president.