Miyetti Allah denies threatening to unseat Saraki

Posted by Owede Agbajileke, Abuja | 23 August 2018 | 683 times

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• National Secretary, MACBAN, Othman Ngelzarma

The national body of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association has dissociated itself from threatening comments made against Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s Senate president, by its state coordinator for Benue.

In an interview on Tuesday, Garus Gololo, the Benue state coordinator of the association had warned the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, to resign or be forced to do so.

In a statement signed by Othman Ngelzarma, the national secretary on Wednesday, the association said Gololo’s comments do not reflect the position of the association.

The statement reads, “The attention of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders

Association of Nigeria has been drawn to an interview granted by one Garus Gololo in Makurdi to Punch Newspaper titled ‘Resign or we will force you out’. Miyetti Allah to Saraki. This statement is unfortunate.

“I will categorically state that Garos Gololo spoke in his personal capacity and has no mandate to speak on behalf of the association. Miyetti Allah is a non-partisan association with no interest in the political terrain and we couldn’t meddle in the affairs of political actors thereby compounding our already obvious challenges. I, therefore, urge all and sundry to disregard this statement. This statement is not from MACBAN and should be disregarded in its entirety.”

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) meanwhile has given President Muhammadu Buhari 24 hours ultimatum to arrest the leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association that allegedly threatened to force Senate President Bukola Saraki from office if he failed to resign.

The Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC), are yet to respond to the controversy.

•Excerpted from a BusinessDay report


Source: News Express

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