- The recent comments by some herders to discredit Peter Obi has been condemned by a Fulani professional group
- According to the professional group, the Miyetti Allah does not speak for the Fulani tribe in Nigeria
- The group also stated that Fulanis in Nigeria will vote for competence and capacity in the forthcoming 2023 elections
FCT, Abuja - A Fulani professional group, Coalition of Fulbe Professionals in Africa (COFPIA), on Monday, August 15 distanced itself from a statement credited to the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hor*e.
The Miyetti Allah group had said the Fulani nation would not support the candidature of Obi, describing him as a tribal bigot.
Punch newspaper reports that the organisation called on Nigerians to disregard any statement from Miyetti Allah saying it did not speak for Fulani ethnic group.
COFPIA, in a statement signed by its national president, Prof. Mohammed Gidado, and secretary, Hajiya Mairo Modibo, said:
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“The Fulbe all over Nigeria will not be blinded by that politically sponsored statement of Miyetti Allah anymore.
“The Fulani people are wise now and cannot be used as tools of extortion and religious sentiment any more. We will enlighten our people to vote for competence and capacity come 2023.
We will never vote for any candidate who has nothing to offer. We have gone far beyond religious and ethnic sentiments.
“We will vote for a president that will tackle poverty and acute hunger that have held our people hostage for so long. We will vote for a president that will fight insecurity with every commitment and unbiased mind, no matter who is involved.
“Our respected tribal group, Miyetti Allah, should channel their campaign to redeem the bad image they have created for Fulani people in Nigeria rather than casting aspersions on Peter Obi, who has demonstrated capacity to rescue Nigeria from the current hopelessness.”
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Recall that the national chairman of Labour Party (LP), Hon. Julius Abure recently called on Nigerians to ignore insinuations that the party has no structure to win the 2023 presidential election, adding that suffering Nigerians are the LP’s structures.
Abure stated this at a northwest one day mobilisation, sensitisation program with national officers in Kaduna state.
Represented by the national secretary, Alhaji Umar Farouq, the national chairman said the program is aimed at sensitising and mobilising more supporters to ensure they go to the polls against all odds for the success of LP and the Obi/Datti project.
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He said the movement is now bigger than Obi himself because it is driven by the masses.
Umeh added that Obi is very influential, stressing that the LP presidential candidate will get support across the country.