The Miyeeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, a Fulani Socio-cultural group, has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari as its sole presidential candidate for the 2019 general election.
Muhammadu Kirowa, the national president of the association, announced this at the 2018 Annual General Meeting of MACBAN, held at the International Women Development Centre on Thursday, December 27, 2018, in Abuja.
Mr Kirowa explained that the group decided to unanimously endorsed Mr Buhari because of the “numerous achievements” recorded by his administration in the areas of infrastructural development, youth employment and security.
He, therefore, urged leaders and members of the association at local, state and national levels to mobilise support and ensure that Mr Buhari was re-elected.
Baba Ngelzarma, the national secretary of MACBAN, commended the federal government for the robust measures taken by the military in eliminating cattle banditry and wanton killing of herdsmen and farmers.
Mr Ngelzarma said the association would continue to collaborate with the security agencies in fishing out bad eggs within the Fulani group, saying “as a credible organisation we do not and will not condone criminality in whatever form by our members.
“MACBAN pledges its loyalty and support to President Buhari for his laudable efforts of uniting the country, infrastructural growth of the nation and transforming the economic life of citizens for posterity,” he said.
He, therefore, declared the support of MACBAN for the ongoing anti-corruption crusade of the Buhari administration in its totality, stating that corruption is the harbinger of all the tension and crisis facing the country.