“Fulani people are wise now and cannot be used as tools of extortion and on religious sentiment anymore.” – Fulani group COFPIA
Coalition of Fulbe Professionals in Africa, COFPIA a Fulani group, issued a statement saying that Miyetti Allah does not represent nor speak on behalf of Fulani people in Nigeria. COFPIA therefore rejects and distances itself from a comment credited to Alhaji Alhasan Salah, the national secretary of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, in which he said that no Fulani person would vote for Peter Obi, in the next general elections.
A statement and press release signed by the national president of COFPIA, Professor Mohammed Gidado and national secretary, Hajiya Mairo Modibo reads:
“We, the Fulbe all over Nigeria, will not be bound by that politically sponsored statement of Miyetti Allah anymore.
“The Fulani people are wise now and cannot be used as tools of extortion and religious sentiment any more.
We will enlighten our people to vote for competence and capacity comes 2023. We will never vote for any candidate who has nothing to offer as we have gone far beyond religious and ethnic sentiments.”