Natives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under the umbrella of the Abuja Original Inhabitants Youth Empowerment Organisation (AOIYEO), supported by the MacArthur Foundation, have reviewed their charter of demands ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Following the development, experts have applauded the organisation for putting in place such documents.
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The experts who spoke during the review meeting of the charter in Abuja on Tuesday, said the document designed by AIOIYEO through the natives of the 62 political wards of the FCT came at the right time.
They said the document would guide the electorate in engaging aspirants that were vying for elective positions who came to seek for their votes ahead of the general elections.
An expert, Samuel Isaac, noted that the natives deserved more representation in the National Assembly and additional local government areas.
A lawyer, Musa Baba Panya, also said the charter was an avenue that would give the natives the opportunity to forward their immediate demands before anyone seeking elective position.
Our reporter learnt that the charter document was put together to form part of the FCT natives’ demands such as creation of additional federal constituencies, local government areas, additional senatorial districts, a mayoral status for the FCT, among others.