Miyetti Allah Finally Names Preferred Presidential Candidate
Fulani socio-cultural group, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has finally announced its preferred candidate for the 2023 presidential race.
Naija News reports that there have been speculations on the candidate the pastoral group would be supporting in the forthcoming election.
Miyetti Allah ended the speculations after it declared support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
It was said that the endorsement was the outcome of extensive discussions between the Fulani Pastoralists and the representatives of the APC presidential candidate, which was concluded recently.
A week ago, the president of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Baba Othman Ngelzarma, told reporters that the pastoral association would reveal the candidate to support before the February 2023 election.
According to him, the group had presented a seven-point agenda to the major presidential candidates and would unveil a preferred presidential candidate after due consultations.
He stated that the group has already met and presented its seven-point agenda to the presidential candidates of the APC, Tinubu, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Ngelzarma, however, said that Miyetti Allah has not met the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi, personally but has reached him through contact.
Reports emerging, however, said that agreements were reached and both parties have signed the dotted lines, an indication that they would work together to ensure that the presidential campaign of the APC wins the election and succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to DailySun, the President of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Alhaji Bello Bodejo, confirmed the latest development, noting that Tinubu will be formally endorsed by the Association at its coming meeting in Lafia on Friday.
“We have a large meeting of our people, Fulani Pastoralists, coming up on Friday in Lafia. It’s at that meeting that we will carry out the formal announcement of Tinubu as our choice of presidential candidate. If you could remember, we stated a few weeks ago that we would announce our choice of presidential candidate for the coming elections and that is what will be done on Friday.
“We have consulted widely with our people and other stakeholders, and arrived at the choice of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The formal announcement to that effect will be made on Friday in Lafia,” Bodejo reportedly said.
He added: “We have met with his representatives and had extensive discussions on the bases and conditions for our support, and both parties are satisfied with the working conditions. We have also signed the dotted lines, so we are good to go. We would release other necessary information as the need arises.”