The national leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has reacted to the threat on Senate President Bukola Saraki.
An official of the association had stated that Saraki would be forced out of office if he refused to resign his position immediately.
MACBAN’s Coordinator in Benue State, Alhaji Garus Gololo, gave the warning in Makurdi, the State capital yesterday.
Gololo claimed that Saraki had created numerous problems for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari
Reacting, Baba Uthman Ngelzarma, MACBAN National Secretary, described the statement as unfortunate.
A statement he signed on Wednesday read: “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. I’m therefore appealing to the general public to disregard this statement as it is coming from someone who doesn’t have the mandate of the association to speak on its behalf.”