Northeast Miyetti Allah disowns Buhari, endorses Atiku ...'He cost us our dignity'

By Editor on 03/02/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 982


Mafindi Umaru Danburam, leader of the Miyetti Allah group in the North-East, has dissociated his colleagues from the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari credited to the national body.

The group also endorsed the candidature of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Danburam recently resigned his position as the North-East chairman of the group following the group’s endorsement of Buhari.

Speaking in Yola on Sunday, he said: "Miyetti Allah had, at no time, sat to decide which presidential candidate to support.

"I resigned my office as Mortheast leader of Miyetti Allah since news broke about the purported endorsement of President Buhari by our national body. So we're here to tell the world that if someone is priding himself as a Fulani man, Atiku is more, because he occupies the revered stool of the second in command at Adamawa emirate as the Waziri.

"If someone prides himself as a Fulani herder, Atiku is more, because he owns more than 1,000 heads of cattle, compared to 150.”

Also speaking at the event, Mohammed Ango, a chieftain of the group, criticised the present administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying: "Fulani people have lost more dignity under the Buhari administration than any other in history.

"Today, our people are branded as killers, branded as kidnappers or robbers, just because some people are misrepresenting us. Before now, the relationship between herders and farmers was not this bad; we can all attest to this. Our people, for instance, could pass the night in the house of say, a Bachama man in Numan, but now all that has been eroded."

Ahmed Umar Fintiri, Adamawa governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who received the group on behalf of Atiku, thanked the group for clearing the air.

He admonished them not to buy into the deceptive tendencies of the APC, stressing that "only the PDP government, led by Atiku, will reunite Nigeria".

A traditional symbolic Fulani ritual of distribution of kolanuts, to signal irrevocable bonding into the Atiku project, was one of the highlights at the event.

Posted 03/02/2019 10:01:12 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
2019: Okupe reveals how Buhari can be removed...

I didn’t buy N573m property on Magu’s behalf...

Why I want to be president – Tambuwal...

TY Danjuma’s statement urging Nigerians to pick up...

2019: Dogara defects, picks PDP forms

FG condemns attack on Nigerian mission in Ghana...

Onnoghen: It’s a coup, says NBA Read full...

Some enemies are out to destabilise Enugu --...

2023: Na’abba, Agbakoba, Utomi, Ezekwesili, others float new...

Killings: Many more will die unless…Ekweremadu

Buhari approves recruitment of 5,000 personnel for NDLEA...

Atiku warns against borrowing as Buhari signs N10.594tr...

 

Latest News LOPSIDEDNESS IN FEDERAL AGENCIES: The Ugwuanyi Challenge Nigeria confirm's 437 new COVID-19 cases, three more deaths CBN to unify exchange rates, pegs naira at 379/$ ‘Yahoo’ boys have become role models in Nigeria, Diezani Alison-Madueke laments Gunmen kidnap Delta LG Chair, Okorodudu after attending PDP Congress Enugu PDP Congress: Nnamani reelected Party Chairman, INEC, Ekweremadu, commend peaceful exercise Buhari approves Judicial Panel of enquiry over allegations against Magu Community loots N60m stolen by robbers from Oyo bank Gunmen kill Obiano Security Aide Edo Political Crisis: Tinubu blames Obaseki Wike condemns crisis in Edo, vows to resist rigging of poll Don't sack service chiefs, give them more funds, Umahi tells Buhari

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (38,371 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (26,471 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (19,585 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (17,761 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (17,504 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (17,108 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (16,638 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (16,322 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (15,457 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (14,442 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (14,298 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (13,804 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (3,203) EDITORIAL (11) POLITICS (452) SOCIETY (120) SPORTS (30) BUSINESS (315) HEALTH (42) EDUCATION (32) ENTERTAINMENT (18) INTERNATIONAL (71) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (2) LETTERS (1) OPINION (23)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands