The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) says it did not buy the All Progressives Congress(APC) presidential expression of interest and nomination form for former President Goodluck Jonathan.
On Monday, a northern coalition reportedly purchased a form for the ex-president to enable him to contest for the highest office on the land. The coalition was described as a “Fulani group” by many people. The former president has since rejected the nomination form.
In a statement on Tuesday, the national secretary of the association, Baba Othman Ngelzarma said it did not purchase any presidential form for presidential hopefuls.
“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,” Ngelzarma said.
“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 vigilant
“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”.