Miyetti Allah denies threatening to unseat Saraki (PremiumTimes)

Miyetti Allah denies threatening to unseat Saraki (PremiumTimes)

The national body of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association has dissociated itself from threatening comments made against Bukola Saraki, Nigeria Senate president, by its state coordinator for Benue.

In an interview, Tuesday with Punch, Garus Gololo, the Benue state coordinator of the association had warned the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, to resign or be forced to do so.

In a statement signed by Othman Ngelzarma, the national secretary on Wednesday, the association said Gololo’s comments do not reflect the position of the association.

Ngelzarma also confirmed the association’s position to PREMIUM TIMES on phone Wednesday.

The statement reads, “The attention of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has been drawn to an interview granted by one Garus Gololo in Makurdi to Punch Newspaper titled ‘Resign or we will force you out’. Miyetti Allah to Saraki. This statement is unfortunate.

“I will categorically state that Garos Gololo spoke in his personal capacity and has no mandate to speak on behalf of the association. Miyetti Allah is a non partisan association with no interest in the political terrain and we couldn’t meddle into the affairs of political actors thereby compounding our already obvious challenges. I therefore urge all and sundry to disregard this statement. This statement is not from MACBAN and should be disregarded in its entirety.”

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