2023 Presidency: Fulani Leaders Announce Tinubu As Preferred Candidate

Leaders of Fulani communities (Ardos) from across the country have endorsed the presidential bid of the presidential candidate of the All progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The leaders under the agesis of Fulbe United for Peace and Development said they threw their weight behind Tinubu because of his antecedents and his plans for Nigeria

According to Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, Special Assistant to the APC Presidential Candidate on Media and Publicity, the leaders announced their support for Tinubu at a gathering in Abuja on Sunday.

Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, At the event, which was held in conjunction with a socio-political group, Arewa New Agenda, the group said it would use its 33,661 members to mobilize millions of their members to vote for Tinubu in the presidential poll.

Addressing the gathering after performing the kolanut-sharing tradition, leader of the group, Ardo Aliyu Liman Bobboi, said with the sharing of the kola, the leaders would go back with the message to their people on the decision reached at the meeting.

He said the gathering was an avenue to underscore their support, trust in his leadership qualities and capacity to administer the country effectively if he emerges victorious at the poll.

According to him, the Ardos, as leaders of the people, have final say on the position of their people and would follow it to the latter to ensure compliance.

Liman, who made reference to Tinubu’s Fulani associates who accompanied him to the meeting, including Governors Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Abubakar Badaru of Kano and Jigawa states, respectively, and pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, expressed optimism that the Tinubu led presidency would ensure the well-being of the Fulani ethnic nationality in Nigeria.

The group also conferred on Tinubu the title of “Barkindo” (the blessed one) which they described as a revered title among the Fulani.

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