…No, we never threatened Saraki to resign, says Miyetti Allah
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) describes the outburst of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, as ominous and revealing as it echoes the threats by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to force out the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, from office.
The PDP in a press statement Wednesday, said that this unguarded statement by Miyetti Allah has exposed the synergy between the ruling party and some troublesome elements, who are being used to stoke division and create violent crisis that had resulted into daily bloodletting in various parts of the country.
But Miyetti Allah in a statement said “This statement is unfortunate. I will categorically state that Garos Gololo spoke in his personal capacity and has no mandate to speak on behalf of the association.
“Miyetti Allah is a non partisan association with no interest in the political terrain and we couldn’t meddle into the affairs of political actors thereby compounding our already obvious challenges.
I therefore urge all and sundry to disregard this statement. This statement is not from MACBAN and should be disregarded in its entirety.
We take exception on this statement and Garos Gololo is entirely on his own, and will be sanctioned accordingly. We cannot afford to add up to the many challenges we are confronted with”.
The PDP further noted that it is now abundantly clear to Nigerians that those fomenting crisis, including the bloody clashes in Benue, Taraba, Zamfara, Nassarawa, Plateau, Kaduna, Edo, Borno, Yobe, Enugu, Kogi, Adamawa and other states in our country, have political backers, who now want to channel them to achieve their unpatriotic quest to subvert the constitution and forcefully take over the National Assembly.
“Before now, to majority of Nigerians, the Miyetti Allah has always represented the military wing of the APC and the Buhari Presidency.
It is incontrovertible that they have now become the fourth arm of government that can determine when and how to forcefully remove the number three citizen, the President of the Senate.
“It is common knowledge that Mr. President has come under heavy public criticisms on how his body language has condoned the unguarded utterances and actions of these characters”.
However, the PDP said in the light of these treasonable and inciting utterances by Miyetti Allah, “we demand that President Muhannadu Buhari, should within the next 24 hours, order the arrest and commence immediate trial of the leadership of this group, otherwise Nigerians will henceforth hold him directly responsible for the utterances and actions of the Miyetti Allah”.
The PDP further said its leadership is aware that Miyetti Allah does not represent the views and interests of the vast majority of cattle breeders or even any ethnic group in the country.
It therefore urge all good spirited Nigerians to rise in condemnation of the actions and utterances of these misguided elements, who are being used to attempt a constitutional breach that portends grave danger to national cohesion and our hard earned democracy.