The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has clarified that it did not purchase the APC presidential expression of interest and nomination forms for former president Goodluck Jonathan.
It was reported on Monday, May 9, that a northern coalition bought the form for the former president so that he could join the 2023 presidential race.
Reacting to the reports in a statement on Tuesday, MACBAN National Secretary, Baba Othman Ngelzarma, stated that the group did not but the forms for any presidential hopeful.
“The attention of MACBAN has 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.
“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, cattle rustling, and the dastardly activities of self-appointed vigilantes who for all intent and purpose are committed to executing genocide.
“We believe politics should be left to politicians, we see no mileage in supporting any politician when we are overwhelmed by the crisis being faced by our members nationwide.”
Speaking further, Ngelzarma advised the media to take their time to understand “the difference between the various fulbe organisations and avoid dragging us into political mud.”