The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has denied media reports suggesting they bought the All Progressives Congress(APC) presidential form for former President Goodluck Jonathan.
On Monday, the news made the rounds that the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has purchased the N100Million APC presidential form.
Pictures circulated showed some Fulani natives said to be members of the Miyetti Allah group purchased that supposed form.
In a turn of events, the group has reached out to say it did not and will not buy any form for any candidate contesting the 2023 general elections.
The association stated that it has a far higher need for money in assisting its members being killed and displaced in the South East and several other States than buying forms for politicians.
Miyetti Allah Not Interested in Goodluck Jonathan
In a statement released by the National Secretary, Baba Othman Ngelzarma, on Tuesday in Abuja, disclosed that the association will support a candidate that shows commitment to end the suffering of its members after party primaries.
The statement read, “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 millions 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.
“We call on the media to take their time to understand the difference between the various Fulani organisations and avoid dragging us into political mud”.