August 22, 2018
PDP Gives Buhari 24 hours To Arrest Miyetti Allah Leaders
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) describes the outburst of the Miyetti
Allah Cattle Breeders Association, echoing the threats by the All
Progressives Congress (APC) and agents of the Buhari Presidency, to
force out the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, from
office, as ominous and revealing.
If anything, this unguarded statement by Miyetti Allah has exposed the
synergy between the ruling party and some troublesome elements, who are
being used to stoke division and create violent crisis that had resulted
into daily bloodlettings in various parts of the country.
It is now abundantly clear to Nigerians that those fomenting crisis,
including the bloody clashes in Benue, Taraba, Zamfara, Nassarawa,
Plateau, Kaduna, Edo, Borno, Yobe, Enugu, Kogi, Adamawa and other states
in our country, have political backers, who now want to channel them to
achieve their unpatriotic quest to subvert our constitution and
forcefully take over the National Assembly.
Before now, to majority of Nigerians, the Miyetti Allah has always
represented the military wing of the APC and the Buhari Presidency. It
is incontrovertible that they have now become the fourth arm of
government that can determine when and how to forcefully remove the
number three citizen, the President of the Senate.
It is common knowledge that Mr. President has come under heavy public
criticisms on how his body language has condoned the unguarded
utterances and actions of these characters.
However, in the light of these treasonable and inciting utterances by
Miyetti Allah, we demand that President Muhammadu Buhari, should within
the next 24 hours, order the arrest and commence immediate trial of the
leadership of this group, otherwise Nigerians will henceforth hold him
directly responsible for the utterances and actions of the Miyetti
Finally, the PDP is aware that Miyetti Allah does not represent the
views and interests of the vast majority of cattle breeders or even any
ethnic group in the country. We therefore urge all good spirited
Nigerians to rise in condemnation of the actions and utterances of these
misguided elements, who are being used to attempt a constitutional
breach that portends grave danger to national cohesion and our hard
National Publicity Secretary