The Bauchi State chapter of the Fulani socio-cultural organisation, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari and the state Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, for second term in 2019 general election.
The president and governor were endorsed at a meeting of the organisation held at Zaranda Hotel in Bauchi Thursday.
The state governor and special guest of honour at the occasion, Abubakar, in his remarks, commended members of the Fulani socio-cultural organisation for recognising the achievements of President Buhari as well as that of his administration in the state.
He accused some people of fomenting trouble and blaming only Fulani for the current clashes between farmer and herders in various parts of the country.
Abubakar informed the audience that a research sponsored by the state government is ongoing by a Chinese firm on a special specie of grass that can grow even in deserts which will be grown for them so that the Fulani cows can graze.
The governor further added that the state government would also build earth dams and boreholes for the Fulani cattle breeders to provide water for their cows.
Also speaking, the patron of the Bauchi chapter of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bappa Aliyu Misau, said they endorsed Buhari and Abubakar because of their performance in the last two years despite challenges.
“Our association’s endorsement of President Buhari and Governor Abubakar is based on their good performances in office,” he said.
He dismissed allegations being levelled against the Fulani cattle breeders in the crises affecting some states in the country which he said were being fomented to blackmail President Buhari and his administration.
He said the peace and security being enjoyed in some areas that were hitherto having security challenges is one of the major achievements of the president.
“The fact that we can now enter our worship places-Mosques and Churches-being bodily combed for any security trap is a testimony of security of lives and property which President Buhari assured Nigerians during his campaigns and an unprecedented achievement ever by any leader,” Aliyu said.
In his remarks, the state Chairman of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Hon. Garba Saleh, said they endorsed President Buhari because he brought progress and peace in Nigeria.
A letter of endorsement of President Buhari was later given to the governor by the organisation for onward delivery to president.