The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has denied reports that it bought N100 million presidential nomination forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for former President, Goodluck Jonathan.
Miyetti Allah Didn’t Buy Form For Goodluck Jonathan
KanyiDaily recalls that a northern coalition had reportedly purchased the forms for the former president to enable him to contest for the presidential ticket of the ruling party.
Reacting to the claims that the coalition was a “Fulani group”, MACBAN distanced itself from the reports, saying: “it did not and will not buy any form for any candidate contesting elections.”
MACBAN national secretary, Baba Othman Ngelzarma, who spoke in a statement on Tuesday, said they see no mileage in supporting any politician when poor Fulani herdsmen need money to cater for their needs.
Ngelzarma said, “The attention of MACBAN has been drawn to a trending story in which we are being quoted as having bought a presidential nomination form for former President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2023 elections.
“We wish to make it clear that MACBAN did not and will not buy any form for any candidate contesting elections.
“MACBAN does not see any gain in this kind of profligate enterprise that adds no value to the million of our members who are wallowing in poverty as a result of banditry, cattle rustling and the dastardly activities of self appointed vigilantes who for all intent and purpose are committed to executing genocide
“We believe politics should be left to politicians, we see no mileage in supporting any politician when we are overwhelmed by the crisis being faced by our members nationwide.”
The secretary said the media should “take their time to understand the difference between the various fulbe organisations and avoid dragging us into political mud”.
Meanwhile, Goodluck Jonathan has rejected the presidential form, saying he has no link to the northern coalition that purchased it for him without his permission.