Miyetti Allah denies buying Jonathan’s APC presidential nomination form.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential statement of interest and nomination forms were purchased by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).
The former president’s paperwork to run in the 2023 presidential election were received on Monday, May 9, 2022, by a northern coalition known as the Fulani Group.
The form has been rejected by the ex-president, who claims that he did not authorize its acquisition.
In a statement written by Baba Othman Ngelzarma, MACBAN’s national secretary on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, the organization denied any role in the form’s procurement.
“MACBAN’s attention has been called to a trending story in which we are being cited as having purchased a presidential nomination form for former President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2023 elections,” the statement states.
“We want to be clear that MACBAN did not buy any forms for any candidate running for election and would not do so in the future.”
“MACBAN sees no benefit in this type of wasteful operation that provides no value to the millions of our people who are wallowing in poverty as a result of banditry, cattle rustling, and the heinous activities of self-appointed vigilantes who are focused on carrying out genocide.”
“We feel politics should be left to politicians, and we see no use in supporting any politician while our members are dealing with a national catastrophe.”
“Take your time to study the differences between the various fulbe organizations and avoid dragging us into political mud,” MACBAN advised the media.
Meanwhile, a northern governor of the ruling All Progressives Congress reportedly paid for Jonathan’s presidential form (APC).
Dr. Dennis Otiotio, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bayelsa Chapter, has also cleared the air on Jonathan’s political party membership problem.
The former president, according to Otiotio, is not yet a registered APC member in Bayelsa State.