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Cattle breeders’ body, Miyetti Allah, elects new national officers

Ismaila Ribeji from Katsina was elected PRO while Abubakar Bello – Sarkin shanun Gombe emerged as Treasurer. Adamu Isa Muhammad from Rivers state, was elected as National youth leader.

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has elected new set of national leaders to run the activities of the organization for the next four years. The election was conducted Saturday in Sokoto at the national congress of the body.

MACBAN is the apex body of all Fulani cattle breeders in Nigeria.

The elected officials visited the Sultan of Sokoto who urged them to pilot the affairs of the association with the fear of God. He said the election should serve as a role model worthy of emulation by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

PREMIUM TIMES observed that the election was conducted peacefully.

Mr. Usman emerged as winner after netting 92 votes against 61 netted by Mr. Bayari.

Earlier, one of the candidates, Shehu Umar, withdrew from the contest after some discussions and strategic realignment.

The elections were keenly contested.

Hussein Bosso from Niger State and Jauro Gari from Bauchi States were elected 1st and 2nd vice president respectively.

The election for National secretary was keenly contested between Sale Bayari from Plateau state and Baba Usman Ngelzarma from Yobe state.

In a keenly contested poll, Muhammad Kirowa emerged as National President with 97 votes. He defeated Bello Wamakko from Sokoto State who got 32 votes. Yarima Dangirga from Kaduna state got five votes, Mai Aliyu from Yobe State got nine votes and Saidu Maikano from Plateau State got one vote.

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