FCT Indigenes Knock Gbajabiamila For Allegedly Nominating In-law As FCT Commissioner

The Coalition of the Federal Capital Territory Indigenous Group has accused the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, of changing the title of their nominee as a commissioner on the Public Complaints Commission with the title of his in-law.

The group stated Mike Gomwalk who was introduced for the territory was an in-law to the Speaker from Plateau State, including that he was not from the FCT, however they intentionally eliminated the title of their nominee with out the consent of the lawmakers and put the person’s title.


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The natives stated they’d cease at nothing to reclaim their stolen mandate.

Addressing journalists on Friday in Abuja, the Coordinator of the Group, Kamal Adamu, described the Speaker’s motion as the peak of injustice towards the indigenous folks of the FCT and vowed not to surrender till the title was changed with the proper nominee from the territory.

Adamu stated, “We as FCT natives have deemed it match to name this press briefing and give away to Nigerians and the complete world the evil bedevilling us as a folks. 

“Specifically, we wish to name Nigerians’ consideration to the lately launched names and nomination as commissioners for Public Complaints Commission. Our findings have additionally proven us that the FCT National Assembly representatives unanimously agreed on the FCT nominee and in addition submitted a selection title for appointment as commissioner from FCT and the FCT however was intentionally eliminated with out the consent of our National Assembly representatives and that the purported nominee introduced as FCT nominee is an in-law to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

“We highly suspect the Speaker as the perpetrator of this injustice against our people and especially note at this moment that the nation is already tensed and bleeding as a result of injustice.”

The group famous that the National Assembly Act organising the Commission allowed a commissioner nominee to be chosen from the 36 states of the federation and the FCT from which a chief commissioner is made out of the supposed thirty-seven (37) nominees. 

He stated, “We are not going to accept it; we are going to write a petition and get what is meant for us. On what basis shall somebody or their group feel they can suppress us? They should never appoint anybody who is not from FCT to represent us.”

The coalition vowed to occupy National Assembly in protest towards the motion and demand for justice.

Some of the teams embody Abuja Lawyers Forum, Abuja Indigenous Women, FCT Councillors’ Forum, Abuja Grassroots Association, and the Abuja Original Inhabitants Youth Empowerment Organisation.

Recall that the National Assembly management had final week authorized the appointments of 37 commissioners of the PCC representing the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

The PCC is by legislation beneath the jurisdiction of the National Assembly.

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FCT Indigenes Knock Gbajabiamila For Allegedly Nominating In-law As FCT Commissioner

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