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2023: “We have not endorsed Tinubu” – Miyetti Allah

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), a Fulani socio-cultural association, on Friday, denied endorsing the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 election, Bola Tinubu.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the National President of MACBAN, Alhaji Baba Usman-Ngelzarma, said this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.

Recall that a report emerged earlier this week that agreements were reached between Miyetti Allah officials and Tinubu’s camp and both sides 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”.

But reacting to those claims, Alhaji Usman-Ngelzarma said:  “First of all I will have to make clarification because there are two Miyetti Allah groups. We have the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), which is the one I represent as the National President.

“As far as my association, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria is concerned, we have not endorsed any presidential candidate.

“We are still waiting for all the presidential candidates to answer our questions on the seven- point demands we raised and presented copies of a letter containing our demands to them.

“Up till now, we have not received any consent from any of the presidential candidates. So, until when we receive one before we begin to analyse and consider within the shortest time we have and decide whether we can endorse or not.”

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