The Miyyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria on Sunday disassociated itself from what it called “a purported endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan”.
The National Youth Leader of the group, Adamu Mohammed, reacted to the recent endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan by a group called Miyyetti Allah Kautal Hore led by Abdullahi Bodejo.
In a press release issued after an emergency meeting of the cattle breeders association, Mr. Mohammed said the group that endorsed the president was different from theirs.
“The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore led by one Alhaji Abdullahi Bello Bodejo is a cultural organization which exists in only one state of the federation and therefore cannot speak on our behalf on any national issues because they are not representing all Fulani’s in the country.
“Therefore, we want to disassociate the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria from the statement credited to the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore that they have endorsed certain political candidates in the forthcoming elections.
“MACBAN is not part of the endorsement since we are not a political association, but an organized group whose aim and objectives was to protect the interest of Fulani’s all over the country and beyond.
He said the group’s membership includes the Sultan of Sokoto as Grand Patron, as well as the Emir of Kano, Emir of Zazzau, Lamido of Adamawa and Emir of Katsina as members of the Board of Trustees.
The official advised all its members to vote on election day in an orderly manner.