The leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) in the South-East has said voting along ethno-religious lines in the forthcoming 2023 general election will further divide Nigeria.
The group urged Nigerians to vote for the most credible presidential candidate instead, saying Nigerians should shun primordial sentiments.
Chairman of the group in the South East, Gidado Sidikki, who spoke during a press conference on Tuesday said, “I advice Nigerians to vote for the most credible presidential candidate that will make Nigeria safe for every citizen, irrespective of tribe or religion.”
Siidikki called on members of the group in the country to restrict their movement during the campaigns and also tell their parents or masters where they are going out for grazing.
He hailed the Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo on his achievement within the six months he has been in office, saying he has shown dedication within the period.
He said: “Since he came on board as the governor of Anambra State, members of the cattle breeders have not experienced any form of threat or any challenge that can jeopardise our existence in the state.”