FCT ethnic groups urged to involve in campaigns
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The President General of the Federal Capital Territory’s Yoruba community, Dr Hakeem Adetunji, has tasked various ethnic groups in Abuja with organising their members and ensuring that they fully participate in the ongoing electioneering to have a stake in government.
He claimed that by ensuring that their members carried out their civic duties and promoted good governance in their home states, the ethnic groups would be fulfilling a crucial aspect of their responsibility and mandate.
According to a statement provided to reporters on Sunday, Adetunji delivered the charge while addressing residents of the FCT in remembrance of Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Day celebration.
He said as the leader of the Yoruba in the FCT, he had already put machinery in motion to ensure that all the zones of the Yoruba community in the six area councils of Abuja were fully sensitised and equipped to mobilise their members for campaigns, as well as ensure that they voted correctly during the polls.
He expressed the belief that Nigeria was capable of overcoming her present challenges with the election of pragmatic and tested leaders in the 2023 elections.
“The country is already making visible progress in governance, particularly in building the country’s democratic structure,” he said, adding, “and I urge all hands to be on deck to improve on the current government’s current achievements so that we can together build the Nigeria of our dreams.”
Adetunji advised political leaders “not to see leadership as a title but as a clarion call to be responsible and responsive to the preferences and needs of the people that voted them to the leadership position.”
He admonished the youths to shun violence and continue to serve as instruments of national development, unity, cohesion, and progress for their fatherland, assuring them of a secured future with the election of the best among the candidates.