Leaders of the Fulani ethnic nationality are strategising in top gear to discuss with presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on issues surrounding the 2023 elections.
The leaders under the auspices of the Fulani Development Association of Nigeria, stated this during the inauguration of their newly elected executives on Saturday in Abuja.
According to them, the meeting with the two contestants in the country’s political circle would be a guide as to who they would support in the 2023 general elections.
The leader of the Fulanis and National President of FULDAN, Muhammad Bello, stated that they were fully prepared to discuss with the presidential candidates of the PDP and APC because they believed in supporting anyone of them who would deliver on their needs, be it Fulani, Igbo Yoruba, Kanuri or Hausa.
‘‘You can see me with Atiku Abubakar, discussing next you can see me with Bola Tinubu. If anybody is ready to give all the necessary support that we need, we will support him”, he said.
Bello stated that the problems of Fulanis started a few years ago when they were living happily with others, adding however that due to interests from different quarters, the peaceful living degenerated into bad shape.
He pointed out that lack of education on the part of the Fulanis resulted in some security bogs in the country, saying that there was a need to enlighten the public on the negative profiling of Fulanis because some citizens disguise themselves as Fulanis to commit crimes.