Focus on stopping killings in Benue not politics – AREWA warn Miyetti Allah

Arewa Youth for Peace and Security asked the Miyetti Breeders’ Association to focus on the fight against the massacres in the country, instead of getting involved in partisan politics.

The national president, Salisu Magaji, gave his opinion in a statement issued on Thursday in reaction to a threat against the Bukola Saraki, the senate president, by an official of the association.

The coordinator of MACBAN in Benue state, Alhaji Garus Gololo, said that Saraki would be forced to leave if he refused to resign immediately.

Gololo said that Saraki created many problems for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Reacting, Magaji said: “They should restrict themselves to the constitution of Miyetti Allah. Saraki is a Nigerian and he remains the President of the Nigerian Senate as elected by the senators.”

“Do they not know he was elected as the Senate President by senators and that only two thirds of the entire senators can remove him from office as stipulated by the constitution of Nigeria?

“We would like to think that this chairman of Miyetti Allah in Benue State does not understand the rudiments and essence of politics.

“So, let him concentrate on how to stop the killings in Benue State and desist henceforth, from talking about politics because Miyetti Allah is not a political group.

“He should desist from heating up an already fragile polity. Our laws are clear on how to remove a sitting Senate President.

“This attempt at resorting to unconstitutional means, as advocated in some quarters, does not mean well for our democracy and ultimately, the stability of our nation”.

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