Public Affairs Fani-Kayode, Omokri react as Miyetti Allah threatens Saraki to resign or be...
The body of some herdsmen in the country, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, has called on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to resign from his office or be forced out.
The coordinator of MACBAN in Benue state, Garus Gololo, who made this call in an interview with Punch on Tuesday, alleged that Saraki is always working to undermine the presidency.
Gololo said, “It is on this note that we are saying that Saraki ought not to be in office again as senate president, more so, Saraki has failed to coordinate and organise the national assembly to offer quality legislation that Nigerians need.
“Nigerians are in dire need of people that have the interest of the masses.
“Miyetti Allah is looking for a leader that would preside over the affairs of the Senate with ultimate respect for the executive and the judiciary, not someone like senator Saraki that would always scheme to outdo the presidency.
“We are now tired of Saraki’s style of leadership at the national assembly. Therefore, we are now warning him to honourably resign his position as president of the Senate or we will force him out.”
The MACBAN chief was however silent on how his association will remove Saraki from office.
Gololo also said Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State should forget about implementing the state’s anti-grazing law and fight for his re-election bid.
“Ortom should forget about anything called Miyetti Allah and grazing law and fight for his re-election because Benue people and his new party (PDP) have rejected him,” he said.
Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has however wondered why Miyetti Allah are after President Muhammadu Buhari’s political enemies.
He stated that Miyetti Allah’s threat to Saraki proves a connection between herdsmen and Buhari’s government.
The former presidential aide took to his Twitter handle to post: “Miyetti Allah threatens to force @BukolaSaraki out of office if he doesn’t resign!
“Do we need further proof of a connection and coordination between killer herdsmen and the very top of the Buhari government? Why should Miyetti Allah hound Buhari’s political enemies?”
Also reacting, erstwhile minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode described the threat from MACBAN to force Senate President Bukola Saraki out of office as ‘ominous and sinister’, insisting that the association controls the Fulani herdsmen who are allegedly responsible for killings in the country.
”Miyetti Allah says @bukolasaraki must step down or they will “force him out”. This is ominious and sinister. Miyetti Allah is a terrorist organisation which controls the Fulani herdsmen. They are the Hamas of Nigeria. Buhari is their leader and they are his footsoldiers.
”They take lives at the drop of a hat and they deal in blood. It is only in Nigeria that a bunch of illiterate, ignorant,cowardly,homicidal and ruthless cattle-rearers,cow-lovers and roadside village butchers can threaten their compatriots in this way. Saraki watch ur back!” Fani-Kayode tweeted.