Taraba Fulani groups divided over Buhari, Atiku


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Fulani groups in Taraba State were yesterday divided over their choice of candidates in the presidential and governorship elections in the state.

While one group pledged allegiance to the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its candidates, others support for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at all levels.

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, adopted the presidential and governorship candidates of APC, Muhammadu Buhari and Sani Danladi at a news briefing in Jalingo.

The state chairman of MACBAN, Sahabi Tukur, said the decision was reached at the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the association. He added that the APC has visions that aligns with the group expectations, and should be supported at all levels.

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Tukur listed the on-going hydro power project in Mambilla, construction of Ibi Bridge and the domestication of the social investment programmes in the state as some of the scorecards of President Muhammadu Buhari in the state.

In a separate development, a coalition of Fulani groups in their numbers, stormed Government House, Jalingo, in solidarity with the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar and Governor Darius Ishaku.

Spokesman of the Coalition, Mafindi Danburam, said they had a wrong perception on the government’s open grazing policy in the state, and expressed their support for ranching.

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