The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Fulani Socio-Cultural Association has said a ‘shadowy character’ like Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should be rejected.
This according to the National President of the Association, Bello Bodejo, is because Atiku never misses the chance to make inciting statements that could bring about anarchy in the country.
In a news conference in Abuja on Thursday, Bodejo alleged that Atiku was using the latest Amnesty International (AI)’s report on the farmer/herders’ conflicts in some parts of the North to incite the country to instability.
According to the recent AI’s report released in December and entitled, “Harvest of Deaths: Three Years of Bloody Clashes Between Farmers and Herders”, 3,641 lives were reportedly lost in the past three years.
The killings were blamed on the “failure of authorities to investigate communal clashes and bring perpetrators to justice”, an allegation that the Federal Government has since debunked.
“Atiku weighed in on the report to attack the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for failing in its duty to protect the lives of its people who have witnessed many preventable deaths.”
Reacting to the report, Miyetti Allah said “We totally condemn the desperate vituperation of Atiku for lashing on the false Amnesty International report with the hope of garnering political capital from the farmers/herders conflict.
“We call on our members and peace-loving Nigerians not only to condemn him for the naked dance in the market place but to totally reject him as a presidential candidate.
“This is because his intentions are inimical to progress, development and peaceful coexistence of the country.”
“His statement as a presidential candidate is capable of destabilising the country, especially considering that he is currently surrounded by anarchists and hate speech merchants feeding on the lucrative industry of fake news and ethnic irrenditicism.”