“We are appealing to Oyo State government and our respected Alafin of Oyo to ignore such calls
Miyetti Allah To Makinde, Alaafin: Ignore Calls To Remove Sarkin Fulani Of Igangan
Fulani socio-cultural organization, Miyetti Allah Kauthal Hore has prevailed on the Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and Oyo State government not to accede to calls in some quarters for the removal of embattled Sarkin Fulani of Igangan, Alhaji Salihu AbdulKadir.
The association, in a statement by its Oyo state chapter’s chairman Salihu Ibrahim Dendeb said call by one Yakubu Bello lacked the legal authority to speak on its behalf.
The statement reads: “The attention of the above named association has been drawn to a call by one Alh Yakubu Bello on his Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, the Alafin of Oyo and the Oyo State government to dethrone the Sarikin Fulani of Oyo State, Alh Salihu AbdulKadir.
“We wish to categorically tell the general public that Yakubu Bello lacks the legal authority to speak on behalf of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breaders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) as the association has a substantive chairman and secretary who can speak on behalf of MACBAN and Fulani community of Oyo State.
“We are appealing to Oyo State government and our respected Alafin of Oyo to ignore such calls as it emanated from an unauthorized person. Alh Salihu AbdulKadir has been living peacefully with his host community before the coming of elements like Yakubu to Oyo State.
“The Sarkin Fulani of Oyo State has since challenged anybody on the face of the earth to come out with evidence on the allegations leveled against him”.
The statement added that the association would not hesitate to take legal action against Bello “if he continues with his unguided statement using the name of Miyetti Allah.”