By: Niyi Lawal
As the FCT Youth Network in Abuja goes to Poll at the weekend, the Minister of State, Hajiya Ramatu Tijani Aliyu has met with all the candidates vying for the offices of organization to ensure a hitch-free election.
The Minister also met with FCT Youth leaders and Area Councils representatives at the instance of the management team of Abuja Original inhabitants Youth Empowerment Organization, AOIYEO led by its President, Commandant Isaac David.
Addressing the candidates, Hajiya Aliyu preached for peace, saying that an election is meant to be won and lost, so whoever won should be magnanimous in victory, while the loser should take it in good faith.
Her words: “I don’t think I need to remind us that Abuja is our home and whatever we do today either positively or negatively would be written against our names, so we should not see the election as a war rather we should use the opportunity of the election to promote peace and unity among all the people of FCT, let the winner be magnanimous and I want to appeal to the loser to pick necessary lessons and move on for him to fight another day.”
Aliyu urged the group to maintain peace and order before, during, and after the election at least for them to be remembered as heroes and heroines of the city in the nearest future.
She also promised that the FCT Administration is ready to support the winner, so far, the process is rancor-free and everyone abides by all rules of engagement.
She reiterated, “I must say that this the Administration is ready to support anybody who emerged but, on the condition, that there is no crisis during and after the election.”
It may be noted that the network the umbrella body for all the FCT Youths across the 858 communities.
Accordingly, it would also expected to stand as a voice and intermediary between the youths of FCT and the government in terms of the rights of Original Inhabitants.
The election of FCT Youth Network FCT-YN is slated to hold on the 30th of July in Gwagwalada, the Headquarters of the Gwagwalada Area Council.