THE Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigerian (MACBAN), has described as unfortunate the statement from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), calling for the arrest of its leadership over call for the resignation of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki by the Benue Chairman of MACBAN.
MACBAN, however, urged the leading opposition party and other parties to concentrate on giving Nigerians credible opposition where people can run to when dissatisfied with where they are.
In a statement issued by the National Secretary of MACBAN, Baba Othman Ngelzarma, the Association reiterated that it has disassociated itself from the call made by Garus Gololo who is the Benue Chairman of MACBAN.
The statement reads “the attention of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) had been drawn to the call made by national publicity secretary of People Democratic Party (PDP) calling on the president of the country to order for the arrest of MACBAN leadership due to the purported statement made by one Garus Gololo who called on the Senate president to step down.
“MACBAN has issued a statement on the 22nd August 2018 clarifying its position where it strongly took exception by the callous statement and had disassociated itself from what Garus Gololo had said because he does not have the mandate of the association to speak on his its behalf.
“We are however surprised by the statement accredited to PDP calling for the arrest of the entire leadership of MACABN for a statement made by an individual who has no capacity in whatever form to speak for the association.
“We consider the statement made by PDP Publicity Secretary unfortunate, we have noticed with consternation that the PDP publicity takes special delight in issuing statements that are mundane and detrimental to the party itself and had succeeded in making statement issued by him look childish.
“We are worried about the content of the statement and take exception to threat to our leaders.
“We are re-iterating for umpteenth time that MACBAN is non-political, non-religious charitable organization established for the interest of livestock breeders in the country and will, therefore, have no business meddling into political issues.
“We are calling on the PDP and any other political organization to concentrate on giving Nigerians credible opposition where people can pitch their tents when dissatisfied with where they belong.
“We believe the opposition should be done with utmost sincerity of purpose devoid of meddling into issues that do not add value.
“We must re-emphasize that the statement made by Garus Gololo should be seen as his own personal opinion as it does not in any way represent the position of MACBAN, Thank you.”