Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Katsina Chapter has distanced itself from the recent unguarded outburst credited to its National Scribe, Saleh Alhassan.
The Chairman of the Katsina State, Miyetti Allah, Alh. Hassan Kuraye, condemned the unguided utterances about Governor Masari by their National Secretary, would necessitate the National Chairman and executive members to visit Katsina to seek for Governor’s forgiveness over the derogatory remarks.
At a press briefing held at the NUJ Secretariat
on Friday, the state chairman condemned the unguarded derogatory statement of the National Secretary, saying it does not in any way reflect the view of the association at both the national and state chapter.
“We request to have your indulgence this morning to make some issues clear as far as the relationship between Miyetti Allah Hore and the Katsina Government is concerned.
“One of us, the national secretary of Miyetti Allah, cattle Hore, Alhassan Saleh, made some negative utterances against His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, which were found so heavy to the entire Fulani race across the landscape of Nigeria.
“The National Secretariat of Miyetti Allah Hore has already distanced itself from those negative utterances made by Alhassan Saleh, and we felt it is imperative for us as the state chapter of the Miyetti Allah Hore to align ourselves with the National Secretariat of our noble union and distance ourselves equally.
“As such, we felt it will be important for us to make ourselves clear on those utterances. He made the utterances on his own,, and he is standing alone as far as we are concerned.
“He has shown some signs of remorse when he was contacted by the national chairman,
“We are pleading with the Executive Governor of Katsina State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, please forgive and forget those utterances because we are law-abiding citizens of this country. Miyetti Allah cattle Hore is a registered and law-abiding association.
“The National Chairman of Miyetti Allah Hore is coming to Katsina personally with his Executives to plead with His Excellency to forgive and forget those negative utterances for us to continue to forge ahead, to continue to make some progress.
“We cannot complete this press briefing without noticing some contribution made by His Excellency. Already you are aware that there’s a standing committee for the relationship between herders and farmers in Katsina State, which is making a very comprehensive and very successful negotiation with the farmers where we have some cattle routes being encroached, and already they have been demarcated by the standing committee with the support of Katsina State Government.
In a nutshell, we are here to say that the utterances made by our national secretary are not good.
At least by the age of His Excellency and the position he is occupying, he deserves some respect so that the successes we have been recording, from the inception of this administration will continue to thrive.
Recalled Alhassan Saleh recently granted an interview to Sahara Reporters to elicit his reactions on a recent interview Governor Masari granted to Channels Television’s Politics Today’ programme where the Governor stated that many of the bandits terrorizing the North are from Fulani extraction involved in cattle rearing,
The National Secretary, while urging Nigerians to ignore Masari’s statement, throwing caution into the air, described Governor Masari as a confused drunkard.
“Did you take that drunkard serious? My governor, do you take him seriously? Can’t you see that he is already tired? Records should come from security operatives, not confused human beings.
“All of them talking, they are stealing security votes, they should find solutions, create ranches for these herders and accommodate them.
“Which people do you find along the Sahel Sahara desert? They are many tribes, is it by a physique that you now identify a Fulani man? The bandits are criminals, why should you attach a tribe to it? That’s why we are not happy. You don’t need to attach a tribe because it will affect an innocent person.
“Forget that man, that man is the worst Governor Katsina has had; we are just praying for his time to lapse.”
However, the Katsina State chapter Chairman of Miyetti Allah, Alh. Hassan Kuraye said that the National Secretary has since regretted his actions.