By Caleb Ayansina
ABUJA—The Fulani socio-cultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has thrown its weight behind the decision of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration to provide them the enabling environment to pursue their livelihood.
Recently, the Federal Government approved N100 billion for pastoralists’ resettlement scheme, in addition to the grazing reserve commission bill, which has passed second reading in the National Assembly.
National Chairman of the association, Alhaji Bello Bodejo, said the good gestures, no doubt, compelled them to re-affirm their total support for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 presidential election.
Bodejo in a statement, yesterday, in Abuja, also debunked a media report that he had been suspended by the association.
He maintained that he was not aware of any meeting convened by his members, where his suspension was discussed, insisting that he remained the national chairman of the group.
Bodejo said: “Those who carried out the suspension are mischief makers, who want to cause dissatisfaction among Fulani in the country, I am not in any way distracted by such media propaganda, as I remain focused and resolute, as it is encapsulated in article three of the association’s constitution.”
He called on the members and general public to disregard the said suspension, saying those who slammed the suspension were not members of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, and as such, had no legal right to meddle into the association’s affairs.
He said those who announced the suspension were merely craving for cheap popularity, describing them as a self-appointed group, and unregistered members of the association.
Bodejo said he would continue with the good work of the association aimed at moving the herdsmen forward.
“I want to appeal to all our members to remain calm, and be law abiding in the face of these unwarranted campaign of calumny against our noble cause, you should also shun inflammatory remarks capable of causing disaffection between us, let us be our brother’s keeper, and strive to better the lots of our people, rather than engaging in provocative statements,” he said.