Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Abuja indigenes protest exclusion from Ministerial list

Members of the Gbagyi community in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja yesterday staged a non violent protest at the entrance of the National Assembly to show their disappointment on the exclusion of Abuja indigenes from ministerial appointments. The protesters who were dressed in their traditional attires, called on President Buhari to review their complaints.

The leader of the group,Ezekiel Balatu said "We are here to say we have been marginalized beyond what we can bear. We can not sit down and people come from all over the country to rule us as ministers. So we should have a minister like every other state. Also, we need a second tier government that will cater for the needs of the indigenes. Why we are here is because we don’t have our own House of Assembly. The National Assembly is our House of Assembly. It should not be. How can an Abaji resident reach Aso Rock Villa to complain? We should have a government that is closer to us, which is for the people and by the people. If our parents have endured this suffering for 39 years, we younger generation are saying no.” 

No comments:

Post a Comment