Few hours after former president Goodluck Jonathan rejected the All Progressive Congress’ presidential expression of interest and nomination forms from a Fulani support group, Mr. Usman Mohammed, secretary of the group, on Tuesday said that Jonathan would be forced to take it if he eventually rejected the forms.
The group, which is an extraction of the nomadic Fulani and the Almajiri communities, also vowed that Jonathan won’t leave the country without accepting those forms.
Mohammed said, “I believe you are aware of how we blocked his office in the FCT during our rallies in Kano, Suleja, Minna, and Abuja, and forced him to come out to address journalists. It is the same approach.
“If he doesn’t accept our form, we won’t let him out of Nigeria.”
He explained that the Fulani pastoralists chose Jonathan out of the almost 30 APC presidential candidates because of his patriotism and love for Nigeria.
The secretary noted that his people were compelled to sell their livestock to raise money for the nomination forms because of the development he brought into the Fulani and Almajiri schools.
“Jonathan is a Christian with a heart of Muslim. When he was president, he supported Almajiri schools, took care of our children, and fed them in many Northern States.
“The money for the nomination form was contributed by Fulani cattle rearers in the country. We saw some media reporting Miyetti Allah or Northern Youths. That’s not true.
“Besides, he is the most experienced of all the APC presidential candidates. None of the other candidates has ever been president of the country, including Tinubu.
“He is a man who loves Nigerians and loves other people’s children more than his own. We need him to continue with his Almajiri school project, especially in Kano where we have over three million of these students. None of them bought uniforms with their money,” he added.