By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The Fulani community in Kwara State has declared their support for the President of the Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Bukola Saraki ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The Fulani in Kwara who claimed to have members in all 16 local government area that made up of Kwara State said this at the weekend when addressing the journalists at NUJ press centre Ilorin.
“Our support for Saraki was borne out of the manner in which he has been relating and identifying with us prior to now.”
The Spokesperson of the group, Ahmed Abubakar, who addresses Journalists alongside leaders and members, urged every fulani community in the state to queue behind the senate president, who he described as a kind-hearted politician.
“Why we are voting and we are still with Bukola Saraki is because he is all we see every time. And I’m advising everyone listening at home that we should please vote for Senator Bukola Saraki”, Abubakar said.
Saraki is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Kwara Central Senatorial District in 2019 polls.
“From the beginning, Bukola Saraki is the only person we knew. And he has done a lot of things in communities, especially in rural areas.
“I can still remember in my place in Edu Local Government, we have water. Hospital was also done. We have local primary schools all around. In fact, electricity has been restored all over the villages. So, I think he has done all of these”, he said.
He also distanced the Fulani community in Kwara State from those who attended a forum of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in Abuja where the association passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari.
Abubakar said the community does not have anything to do with the attendees of the Miyetti Allah forum from Kwara, declaring that they were on their own.
“Honestly, those people that went to Abuja, we don’t know them. And none of our people sent them to represent anybody there,” he said.