As the race to the 2023 elections hots up, the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, also known as Miyetti Allah, says it has instructed every Fulani in the country not to vote for Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
The Punch reported that Miyetti Allah described Obi as a ‘tribal bigot’ who represents ‘the Biafran interest’, which would not ‘favour the Fulani nation in Nigeria’.
According to the report, Saleh Alhassan, the National Secretary-General of the Fulani socio-cultural group, spoke to Sunday PUNCH.
Alhassan said that as far as Miyetti Allah was concerned, Obi was out of the options of persons to be voted for in the forthcoming elections.
“As far as we are concerned, we know those we cannot vote for. You see that they call Obi or OBIdient, any Fulani man who votes for him must be questioned because he may not be a true son of the soil.
“Obi represents the Biafran interest. So, we know those we cannot vote for and those who cannot be Nigeria’s president. He is a tribal bigot,” he stressed.
Alhassan also stated that when Obi was the governor of Anambra State, he “destroyed the businesses of northerners and chased plenty of Hausa and Fulani people from entering Anambra”.
Reacting, the spokesperson for Peter Obi Support Network, Jones Onwuasoanya, said Obi was a nationalist whose interest was only with Nigerians.
According to him, Obi believes in ‘One Nigeria’ and is irreversibly committed to the One Nigeria dream and to making Nigeria a successful nation.
The Labour Party presidential candidate has continued to receive support of young Nigerians across the country.