The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Fulani Socio-Cultural Association has called on its members to embark on a massive campiagn against the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
The association made the call on Thursday in Abuja at a press conference at the end of an emergency meeting.
Addressing the press, the National President of the association, Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, said: “We are calling on His Royal Majesty, the Lamido of Adamawa, to strip Atiku Abubakar of his title as Waziri Adamawa for his open hatred for Fulani pastoralists, and surrounding himself with ethnic and merchants that have been profiling the Fulani race and calling for their genocide.
“We are consequently directing all our members nationwide and other Fulani groups to embark on massive campaign against the presidential aspiration of Atiku Abubakar, because he does not mean well for the pastoralists and the country.”
The association also described the 2018 report of Amnesty International Nigeria on the clash between farmers and herders as “false and unsubstantiated”.
Bodejo stated that after thorough review of the report, Miyetti Allah found that a substantial part of it “is not only false, but written to satisfy their paymasters and further stoke the conflicts”.
He noted that the “hired Amnesty International researchers did not deem it fit to interview the leadership of the herders and families of herders affected by the conflicts in the areas they claimed to have visited”.
Bodejo explained that the association had collaborated with security agencies to find solutions to the farmers/herders conflict, and called on government to closely monitor the activities of the organisation, particularly their source of funding.
He faulted the hasty conclusion of the report, adding that the fact that “it was quick to dismiss the efforts of the security agencies in ending the conflicts suggested clearly that Amnesty International activities in Nigeria have been hijacked by mercenaries”.
He said Atiku showed desperation by “feasting and capitalising on the report with the view to garnering political capital from the farmers/herders conflict” and called on Nigerians to totally reject him at the polls.
According to Boyejo, Atiku’s intentions are inimical to progress, development and peaceful coexistence of the country.