Former vice president Atiku Abubakar yesterday described as disheartening,desperately sad and false,the allegation by Second Republic Minister of Steel Development,Chief Paul Unongo, that he (Atiku) was the chief financer of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria.
Atiku,in a statement by his media office in Abuja,said while he is proud to be a Fulani,he remains “a thoroughly detribalized Nigerian that would never favour one ethnic group over another.”
The Atiku Media Office recalled how,following last year’s massive flood in Benue State which affected over 100,000 families, the former VP donated cash to the Benue State Government for the care of the victims.
Atiku holds the honourary title of Zege Mule U Tiv which means ‘the biggest shade of the Tiv people’.
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