Voting Across Ethno-Religious Lines Will Further Divide Nigeria – Miyetti Allah

By Ikeugonna Eleke

The leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) in the South-East has said that voting along ethno-religious lines in the forthcoming 2023 General Elections will further divide Nigeria.

The group urged Nigerians to vote for the most credible presidential candidate instead, saying Nigerians should shun primordial sentiments.

The chairman of the group in the South East, Alhaji Gidado Sidikki, who spoke during a press conference on Tuesday, advised Nigerians to vote for the most credible presidential candidate that would make Nigeria safe for every citizen, irrespective of tribe or religion.

Sidikki called on members of the group in the country to restrict their movement during the campaigns and also tell their parents or masters where they were going out for grazing.

He hailed the Anambra State governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, on his achievements within the six months he had been in office, saying he had shown dedication within the period.

‘Since he came on board as the governor of Anambra State, members of the cattle breeders have not experienced any form of threat or any challenge that can jeopardize our existence in the state,’ he said.