Fulani herdsmen under the auspices of Miyetti Allah, in what many Political Analysts have described as a ‘political ambush’, have warned that they will resist any attempt to remove President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
The President of Miyetti Allah, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, in an exclusive interview with the Sun Newspaper, on Saturday, warned that nobody should try to remove Buhari from office, adding that, the eyes of the Fulanis all over the country have ‘opened’.
He said: “Nobody should try to remove Buhari in 2019. All the Fulanis in Nigeria today, our eyes are open. All of us are behind Buhari; we have seen that they want to destroy the Fulanis because of Buhari.
“We would not allow anybody to intimidate the Federal Government or to take Buhari’s mandate; we would be ready to follow him and fight it. We are ready to do anything to ensure that Buhari comes back to complete the good work he is doing. The people criticizing him are just a few, and nothing would affect his chances of coming back.”
He also reacted to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to the President criticizing his performance.
His words: “President Obasanjo is respected in the country, because he ruled Nigeria under the present democracy for eight years. As for the letter he wrote, he knows what he is doing. You know that Obasanjo is now a real politician. But to tell Buhari not to run in 2019, he does not have the power, because he has only one vote like any other person.
What I can assure you is that 87 percent of Nigerians are with Buhari in the race for 2019. Nobody would allow him to poison people’s mind. Those people in the bush do not know whether Obasanjo asked Buhari not to run for re-election in 2019. I want to also commend some Governors who are supporting the government. I thank the 16 Governors who have already agreed to give space for the cattle colonies. Obasanjo tore his PDP card in 2015, but he cannot do that to the APC.”
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