By: Prudence Okonna
The Fellowship of Community Trustees Youth Network (FCT youth Network) a subset of Abuja Original Inhabitants Youth Empowerment Organization (AOIYEO), at the weekend elected new officials to run the affairs of the organization for the next two years.
The election which was held at the NUT house, Gwagwalada, had Ibrahim Umar, emerging as the FCT-Youth leader and Isaac Deborah, as deputy with other youth representatives and their deputies, also elected representing the six area councils.
While presenting the Certificates of return to the winners of the election, the Executive Director AOIYEO, and Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Youth Matters, Isaac David, called on the new officials to be good ambassadors and not see their newly acquired office as a position to intimidate others.
He added that the platform was created to synergize with the grass root, traditional institutions, political stakeholders, and the governments at all levels to look into challenges faced by the original inhabitants of Abuja.
His words: “I urge us to advocate for our rights, in a manner in which the FCT residents and government will sympathize with us easily. That way, we can get what we are looking for. So, I enjoin all of us, especially the new leadership, to borrow the spirit of no violence, to borrow the spirit of strategy, and especially dialogue. So, do not use this platform to intimidate others”.
Speaking earlier, the FCT-Youth network electoral chairman, Barr. George koce, while lauding the credibility of the election advised the elected officials to cultivate the spirit of unity, and speak with one voice so that in the future their dream of having an indigenous FCT Minister will be realized.