Miyetti Allah’s comment that the Fulani people won’t vote for Peter Obi has been dismissed by Fulbe professionals.
The group said: “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.”
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.
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.
“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.”