Constitution Review: FCT indigenes call for Abuja’s statehood

News - by RadioNow / Jun. 15th, 2021

Indigenes of the Federal Capital Territory under the Original Inhabitants Development Association (OIDA) have urged the Federal Government to amend section 299 of the 1999 constitution to make Abuja a state.

This was disclosed by the President of OIDA, Danladi Jeji, in Abuja, during the public hearing by the Senate and House of Representatives on the review of the 1999 constitution.

Speaking at the event, Vice President of the OIDA, Ashama Karmo emphasized that enabling the interests of elites in the constitutional review demands will be unfair to the masses.

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