- APC presidential hopeful, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi has promised that if elected, he will address the imbalance in the FCT
- Fayemi who is the governor of Ekiti made this known when he met with APC FCT delegates in Abuja
- The governor also said his government will revert to the original number of local government areas which gave FCT indigenes effective representation
FCT, Abuja - Ekiti state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has promised to build on the security architecture put in place in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) while also ensuring that the original inhabitants of Abuja are properly compensated and given a pride of place in the scheme of things.
Fayemi, a leading presidential aspirant in the All Progressives Congress (APC) made the pledge when he addressed party leaders and the expanded delegates in the FCT on Tuesday, May 24 in Abuja.
"My government will address this imbalance and revert to the original number of local government areas which gave the indigenes effective representation.
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"We shall also build on the gains of the security architecture put in place by the Buhari administration. Many are quick to forget how the FCT became a hotbed of violence and frequent bombings between 2012 and 2015.
"Many may have forgotten the UN House bomb incidence, the Banex bomb incidence, and several incidences of terrorism.
"We appreciate how far we have gone, but we shall address the gaps noticed, introduce intelligence, technology, retool the armed forces, and bring to bear my expertise in security consultancy around the world by bringing innovations that will ensure that the FCT becomes a fortress and the safest place to live, work and do business."
Speaking further on security, the presidential aspirant promised to embark on aggressive retooling of the manpower of the armed forces, retooling the armaments, embark on expansive intelligence improvement, and use of technology.
"I'm here to offer myself as a servant leader. I'll work for the people, be fair to everyone, just, equitable, courageous and heal the wounds of years of division by offering inclusiveness and giving everyone a sense of belonging. I'll end banditry and all pockets of disagreements in the country.
"My focus would be on bringing peace to my fatherland and ensuring that the Ibadan man finds home in Sokoto and the Sokoto man finds home in Akure, Abakaliki, Onisha, or Owerri. The Owerri man must find a home in Damaturu. This is the Nigeria I want to fight for and I'm confident it's achievable."
2023: Imo APC delegates will look favourably to Fayemi, says Hope Uzodimma
On his part, Imo state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has described Fayemi as one of Nigeria's finest brains, manager of men, and best fit for the presidency in 2023.
Governor Uzodimma also declared that Imo state APC delegates will look favourably towards Fayemi in the forthcoming primary election of the ruling party.
Governor Uzodimma made the statement when he received Fayemi and his team on Friday, May 21 before leading them to meet the national delegates of the party.
2023: I’ll end insurgency, banditry like I did in Rwanda, Sri Lanka, says Fayemi
Meanwhile, Governor Fayemi has promised to bring to bear all the wealth of experience garnered over the years towards the resolution of insurgency and banditry in the country.
Governor Fayemi said he was involved in resolving internecine wars in Siera Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, and Sri Lanka and he would replicate the same model in Nigeria if elected as president.
The governor made the comment in Kaduna on Thursday, May 19 when he visited the state to seek the support of delegates ahead of the APC presidential primary election.