A gaggle, Ikenga Ndi Igbo Progressive Union Worldwide has rejected the exclusion of different Nigerians, particularly folks of Igbo extraction from holding elective positions within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In a launch collectively signed on Wednesday by its President, Hon. (Chief) Alfred Ozoemena, and the Secretary Basic, Excessive Chief Victor Uche Okei, the affiliation mentioned it has painfully noticed that the political house has intentionally been skewed towards the collective curiosity of all onerous working Nigerians who’re bona-fide residents of the FCT, as enshrined within the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
“It is rather disheartening and worrisome to additional notice that the key political events going by electoral victories didn’t take into account different Nigerians in FCT match and able to being the chairmanship candidate for 2022 space council elections.
“This improvement is much more disgusting when the 62 councillorship candidates for all of the political events contesting for the election didn’t try to replicate the various composition of FCT residents.
“When a bunch of individuals hijack what belongs to all, whereas others work for nothing is the form of injustice that won’t permit progress to exist,” the group acknowledged.
Ikenga Ndi Igbo famous that different Nigerians in FCT represent not solely the very best tax payers, but in addition the dominant income producing group in all of the six space councils in FCT.
“We might not want to hassle you with verifiable data of humongous contributions of different Nigerians to the political and social improvement of the FCT.
“The electoral worth of those folks, notably the Igbo extraction is a serious determinant of electoral victory within the FCT.
“It is usually on document that by means of mischief and crafty, different Nigerians have been excluded from the management construction of the frontline political events with a view to conveniently ease us out of political related within the FCT.
“It is usually on document that different Nigerians in FCT have through the years been excluded from each Federal, FCT and Space council, board and committee appointments accruable to FCT. That is discriminatory and unacceptable,” the group mentioned.
For fairness, the affiliation demanded inclusion of different Nigerians within the management hierarchy obtainable in political events in addition to elective positions in governance.
“We’re builders. That is verifiable and has additionally been acknowledged through the years. We intend to proceed within the political improvement partnership with the preliminary inhabitants of FCT with out compromising our inalienable rights to political management in FCT.
“We’re decided and have resolved to make sure that different Nigerians notably of Igbo extractions should be on the ballots for council chairmanship and plenty of councillorship slots for the forthcoming February 2022 elections. Chances are you’ll take this as discover of our preparedness to mobilize different Nigerians to assist our candidates,” the group mentioned..