The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has declared its support for the presidential ambition of national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
The group said welfare of its members will improve with Tinubu as president in 2023.
On Sunday MACBAN stated this at a meeting held at the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute, Abuja.
According to reports, the meeting, which drew Fulani leaders from the 36 states and the FCT, reiterated its commitment to better the lifestyle of its members.
Ya’u Haruna, convener of the meeting and a former chairman of the Jigawa chapter of MACBAN: “we are not in any way saying there are no criminals that engage in kidnapping, cattle rustling, banditry and other crimes, but it must also be known that a larger percentage of our people live peacefully and conduct their legitimate businesses,”.
He added “We want to partner the federal, state governments and foreign donor organisations to establish schools so that our youths can be educated and put their knowledge to gainful use for national benefit.
“Most of our grazing reserves have been taken over by those in power, to get these back, we have to also join politics and even contest for elective positions.
“Already and following our effort in sensitising our people, many now have their PVC cards and are only waiting for the election time.
“We are also scanning the people showing interest in the presidential seat with Bola Tinubu leading because he was the one that intervened in our matter while he was governor of Lagos and we had a crisis in Benue.
“Tinubu came all the way, got us on a round table, and reconciled us, so, someone who could do this at that time, we believe can do more when he is at the helms of affairs.”