The Fulani socio-cultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal-Hore, MAKH, has opened up that it is not finding it easy endorsing either of Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar for the 2019 presidential election because they are both their kinsmen.
The group’s national president, Alhaji Bello Badejo, who spoke during a visit to the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, stressed that MAKH was also not going to endorse any of the two because none of them has unveiled any agenda for herdsmen in the country .
He lamented that while the Federal Government has many intervention packages for farmers, including soft loans and distribution of fertilisers, nothing was done for the cattle herders.
Badejo said, “Endorsing any candidate is a very difficult position for the association to make because President Muhammadu Buhari is Fulani and his main rival, Atiku Abubakar is also Fulani.
“What we want is just a solution to national problems, so that peace reigns.”
Badejo reiterated that the false propaganda against the Fulani ethnic stock won’t address the crisis between farmers and herdsmen, stressing that the association was always ready to be part of genuine efforts to end the recurring clashes.