Written by Austine ELEMUE

FCT elective positions is for all Nigerians – FCT natives

Natives of the Federal Capital Territory have declared that elective positions in the territory is not the prerogative of Abuja natives.

The declaration is coming on the heels of the forthcoming general elections, as a group under the aegis of Abuja Native Vanguard has canvassed for opening up the political space for other ethnic nationalities to contest for various elective positions in the 2019 general elections.

In a press statement signed by the coordinator of the group, Comrade Joseph Jonah, he stated that it is pertinent to re-orientate Abuja natives and residents on the necessity of the kind of choice they make during the forthcoming elections. 

The group warned that residents of the territory should not make their choice on the basis of ethnicity or religion, stressing that the overall objective is development of the city irrespective of tribe or religion.

Jonah also observed that the election of natives into different political offices have done more harm than good for the natives, noting that most of the politicians elected are in offices for selfish interest. 

"The division of our leaders in the Federal Capital Territory have done us more harm than good. Haven’t been elected by us, they immediately assume family governance and personal wealth acquisition leaving us to wallow in abject poverty. That; rather than facing the political, economic and social challenges our people pass through day-in-day-out, they turn blind eye to them and keep fooling us that government has no allocation to meet our common demands,” he said.

The group called on eligible voters resident in the FCT to support and vote for candidates with the pedigree to put to an end the sufferings of Abuja natives.

 

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