Fulani Socio-Cultural groups in Taraba State, has endorsed the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, ahead of the February election and Governor Darius Ishaku for a second term.
According to NAN, the North East Zonal Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, Alhaji Mafindi Danburam, who led the groups disclosed this in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.
Danburam pointed out that their decision was “in the best interest of Fulani speaking people in Nigeria”.
He said, “We were misinformed about government’s good intentions.
“We never knew the governor’s good intention and we seriously opposed him over the anti-open grazing law.
“You are aware that we even went to court, but the governor remained calm and even suspended further action on the law.
“Today, we have come to compensate him for his patience and to give him and Atiku our support in next year’s election for the good of Taraba and Nigeria.
“As a people, we have lost a lot in our fight with the government and we think this is not necessary.
“The governor has promised to amend some aspects of the open grazing prohibition law; we will wait to see it.”
Meanwhile, the state chapter of MACBAN led by Alhaji Sahabi Mahmud had earlier, in a press conference endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Sani Danladi, both of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as their Presidential and Governorship candidates.