We Didn’t Buy Presidential Nomination Form For Jonathan – Miyetti Allah

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The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has denied buying any nomination form for former President Goodluck Jonathan or any candidate contesting the 2022 presidential elections.

Alhaji Baba Ngelzarma, national secretary of MACBAN, stated this in a statement yesterday in Abuja.

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He called on media professionals to take their time to understand the difference among various Fulani organisations and avoid dragging MACBAN into the mud.

The statement read in part:

“The Attention of the National Headquarters of MACBAN had 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.

“As an association, we have far higher needs for money to assist our members being uprooted and killed in some part of the country.

“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 and cattle rustling.”

Ngelzarma said further that MACBAN believed that politics should be left to politicians. “We see no milage in supporting any politician when we are overwhelmed by the crisis being faced by our members nationwide,” he said.

However, MACBAN said that when the need arises, it will support a candidate that shows commitment to end the suffering of its members after the conclusion of party primaries by all the political parties.

“We look forward to seeing the manifestos of the various candidates and where our members fit in to determine who to fully support,” he said.

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