2019: We Will Choose Between Buhari And Atiku In 7 Days - Miyetti Allah
The Secretary-General of the group, Saleh Alhassan, disclosed in an interview with journalists on Monday.
The front-line candidates, President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are both Fulani and are both into animal husbandry which is the main occupation of the members of Miyetti Allah.
When asked who the group would be supporting, Alhassan said, “We will make an announcement this week. We will hold a press conference in Abuja.”
The National Coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, in Benue State, Garus Gololo, had last week slammed Atiku, calling him a divisive figure.
Atiku had recently cautioned Nigerians that Buhari, his opponent at the polls next year, is incapable of addressing the wanton killings carried out by herdsmen in the country and should not win re-election.
He said if Buhari wins the 2019 presidential election, the killings will continue and likely escalate into a series of ethno-religious crises.
In reaction, Gololo said Atiku’s inciting comment is capable of dividing the country even before he’s president.
He said the former vice president has a questionable track record as a politician and is not a credible candidate for the 2019 presidential election.
Just try guessing who you think they would endorse among all the presidential candidates.