FCT Natives sues for establishment of political structure

Natives of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja have dragged the federal government and National Assembly to court seeking establishment of FCT functionaries and political structure.

The Natives say this is to enable indigenes of the nation’s capital participate in House of Assembly and governorship elections.

The state Assembly and governorship elections are scheduled for eleventh of next month. According to them, existence of the political structure will end the discrimination.

The natives in the case filed by the Registered Trustees of Abuja Original Inhabitants Youth Empowerment Organisation against the President of Nigeria, in the FCT High Court of Justice, seek that Section two hundred and ninety-nine of the nineteen ninety-nine Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria equates FCT, Abuja with a State in status.