Fulani Pastoral Group, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has accused former Governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu of sponsoring EndSARS protests in order to overthrow the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Pastoralists in a statement jointly signed by the President and Secretary of the Organization, Bello Badejo and Saleh Alhassan, wondered why try protests have persisted despite the disbandment of the police unit.
“The protests have, undoubtedly, yielded the desired results with the government accepting their genuine demands and working to address all of them. For us, Nigerian citizens came out en mass to demand for justice, and the government responded positively.
“It’s therefore, unacceptable for the protesters to now involve blocking of roads, thereby denying other citizens the right to use the roads. This is an attempt to ground the country and create more suffering in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have also discovered ethnic and regional colouration to the protests. Some people from certain regions are trying to undermine and overthrow a democratically elected government or intimidate the North to give up its rights to rule beyond 2023.
“Our findings also revealed that the former Lagos Governor is the sole financier of the ongoing protest having lost out in the plans to contest the Presidential election under APC in 2023. His game plan, therefore, is to bring down the administration of President Buhari, since he can longer realise his presidential ambition.
“We will hold him accountable should anything happen to President Buhari’s administration. To avoid this, he must immediately put the protest to an end while the Federal Government put in modalities to address the challenges confronting the nation” the statement said.