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2023: the natives of the FCT review the charter of demands

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Natives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under the umbrella of the Abuja Original Inhabitants Youth Empowerment Organization (AOIYEO), supported by the MacArthur Foundation, have reviewed their charter of demands ahead of the 2023 general election.

Following the development, experts applauded the organization for putting such documents in place.

Experts who spoke at the charter review meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, said the document designed by AIOIYEO through the natives of the FCT’s 62 political wards comes at the right time.

They said the document would guide the electorate in engaging candidates who were vying for elective positions and who came to seek their votes ahead of the general election.

One expert, Samuel Isaac, noted that indigenous people deserved better representation in the National Assembly and other local government areas.

A lawyer, Musa Baba Panya, also said the charter was an avenue that would give natives the chance to put their immediate demands ahead of anyone seeking elective office.

Our reporter learned that the charter document was developed to be part of the FCT’s native demands, such as the creation of additional federal precincts, local government areas, additional senatorial districts, mayoral status for the FCT, among others.