2023: FCT Youths Protest Alleged Plots To Truncate Presidential Election

2023: FCT Youths Protest Alleged Plots To Truncate Presidential Election

By Ismaila Jimoh, Abuja

Youths in the Federal Capital Territory under the aegis of Abuja Residents Youth Association has taken to the streets in the nation’s capital to warn against what it called suspected moves by group of people working towards truncating the smooth conduct of the forthcoming elections especially the presidential.

The youths who on Tuesday marched to the secretariat of the FCT Administration in Area 11 to register their displeasure over what they termed as suspected calculated moves to disrupt the Saturday, February 25 election, said they are ready to work with relevant stakeholders to ensure the success of the election.

The youths were seen carrying placards with inscriptions like “Use Your PVC for Peace”, “Vote Don’t Fight”, “We are not tools in the hands of trouble makers” and “We are for free, fair, credible, and peaceful elections” among others, also pledged to partner with the FCT administration to ensure peaceful poll in the FCT.

The President, Abuja Resident Youth Association, Akoshile Mukhtar said they have resolved to corporate with security agencies to ensure they carryout massive sensitization across the FCT to ensure the forthcoming elections are peaceful.

The FCTA Permanent Secretary, Adesola Olusade, while responding, appeal to the youths not to allow themselves to be used for political violence he equally assured residents that the elections will be free, fair, and peaceful in the nation’s capital.

Represented by the FCTA Director Reforms Coordination and Service Improvement, Dr. Jummai Ahmadu, he urged them to shun violence during and after the elections.

According to him,”We must not allow our future to be mortgage, because you are the future of the country. So we should work together as a team to ensure that development is sustainable and the election is peaceful.

“We urge the youths and other stakeholders in the FCT to join us by the way of engaging residents to ensure that the elections are conducted peacefully.

“FCT as we know is the center of Nigeria and everything must be in order. This is because others are going to emulate what we are doing for the youth and the residents.

“We enjoy the Youths to go round to sensitize the residents about the need for free, fair and peaceful election”.

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