Ahead of the 2023 elections, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has declared its support for Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Saleh Alhassan, secretary-general of the group, said Tinubu stands out among others vying for Nigeria’s top job adding that the APC presidential candidate will protect the organisation’s interests.
Alhassan noted that Tinubu has assured the group of the implementation of the National Livestock Development Plan and ensure the provision of ranches and “exotic breeding grounds” across the country
According to him, Tinubu’s presidency would address the issue of cattle rustling and kidnapping allegations between herders and farmers.
“We have absolutely endorsed Tinubu for the presidency. We were there in the forum. This was based on the manifesto of the APC’s candidate. We felt our interest is better protected in the Tinubu/Shettima presidency. It was a unanimous endorsement of the candidature of Tinubu,” Alhassan told Punch.
“Tinubu gave us the commitment to ensure the implementation of the National Livestock Development Plan of the current administration of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, where they will ensure the modernisation of the livestock sub-sector and address the issue of cattle rustling and kidnapping allegations between herders and farmers.
“We will have more ranches and exotic breeding grounds across the country and the gradual sedentarisation of the nomadic herders. This is what we are looking for in the Tinubu/Shettima presidency.
“The 450 grazing routes, the majority of which are located in the North are the starting points of any modern ranch one wants to build in this country. Those are areas provided for herders to do their business for cattle rearing,” he added.