FCT Minister Urged To Swear-in New Chairmen, Councilors
A coalition of FCT natives on Thursday has urged the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Mohammed Musa Bello to immediately direct the Chief Judge of the FCTA to administer the oath of office and swear in the chairmen and councillors elect, to avoid any other nefarious encumbrances.
The Convener of the coalition, Hon. Joshua Yohanna, who made this call in an emergency press briefing after the judgment ordering the FCT minister to immediately swear in the chairmen and councillors elect, congratulated the people of the FCT for the judgment.
He, however, described the judgment as courageous, even in the face of intimidation and political maneuvering, that it has clearly shown, that the judiciary remains the last hope of the common man.
According to him: “Based on the foregoing, and according to the orders of the court, we are calling on the Hon. Minister of the FCT, Mallam Mohammed Musa Bello, to immediately, without hesitation, direct that the Chief Judge of the FCT administers their oath of office and subsequently swear them in, to avoid any other nefarious encumbrances.
“This has become expedient, based on the facts, that the area councils are already lagging in terms of administration and good governance, as a result of the vacuum created by this impasse.
“We strongly believe, that the Hon. Minister of the FCT, is a man of integrity, character, and good conscience, and will keep his word, more so quickly.
“Meanwhile, we wish to congratulate all the newly about to be sworn in Chairmen and Councillors, to hit the ground running, and work hard for the development of the FCT and the interest of the people, to enhance their lives and well-being,” he said.
Yohanna furtther stated that as a coalition, they will continue to remain a formidable and active voice in promoting good governance and human rights and justice in the administration of the FCT.
“We also urge all our members, to be magnanimous in victory, while maintaining peace and goodwill”.