Atiku Abubakar will divide Nigeria if elected as president in 2019, is now the song on the lips of Miyetti Allah .
The national coordinator of the Miyetti Allah association – Gololo has disapproved Atiku, over a statement made by his spokesman, adding that Fulani herdsmen are not killers
According the leader of Miyetti Allah association, the crisis between farmers and herdsmen is a common thing everywhere across the world and is not peculiar to Nigeria.
The national coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in Benue state, Alhaji Garus Gololo, says there would be division in the country, if Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is elected president.
Gololo in his response to the statement made by Atiku’s spokesperson, Phrank Shuaibu, that there would be more killings of farmers by suspected Fulani herdsmen if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected in 2019, “We Fulani herdsmen are not killers and before Buhari came to power, there were crisis between farmers and herders in Benue, Tarawa, Nasarawa, Adamawa and some other states. “I am disappointed in Atiku because he had already divided Nigeria even when he has not come to power. Buhari has nothing to do with herdsmen, he is a Nigerian and it is the people of Nigeria that voted him into power and I believe they will still vote him again in 2019.
Gololo adding saying “Nigerians should ask Atiku about the N68.8bn proceeds from NEPA which he sold when he superintended over the privatisation process of the then NEPA. “People should talk about the power plants or the money he raised from the sale of that public asset. As far as I am concerned, Atiku is not a credible candidate to contest the coming presidential election in Nigeria because he is so sentimental and if they vote him in as president, he would divide Nigeria the more.”
Nothing that the two leading candidates, which includes the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and main opposition Atiku Abubakar, are both Fulanis, none of these candidate had unveiled a favourable plan for the Fulani nation. Gololo finally called on the federal and state governments to secure grazing reserves across the country, to curb the farmers/herders crisis.