My interest is next generation – AMAC Chairman 

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja

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The Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), in the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abdullahi Adamu Candido has said his interest is not the next election but the next generation and those yet unborn.

The Chairman stated this in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital during an interactive session with some of the youths from all regions of the country who are residents of AMAC and Bwari Area Council of the FCT.

Candido said focusing on the next election instead of the next generation is a threat to the residents who could inherit a city devastated by fights for short term political gains.

“Calls for a strategic conversation to happen and for everyone concerned to try to look at the greater good of Abuja beyond individuals interests ring well at the moment,” he said.

Candido further suggested that the time to properly engage all Nigerians residing in Abuja to build a solid FCT by doing away with the idea of playing blame games with the people in leadership is now.

“The time is right that residents of the AMAC and FCT at large retain the spirit of unity and make a positive contribution to the city.

It is now time to reflect on the legacy we want to leave for the next generation,” he stressed.

Candido, whose tenure as AMAC Chairman will elapse in 2022, revealed that he will return to the farm at the end of his tenure.

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“I’m not nursing or eyeing any political office, what is important to me now after my tenure is to go back to the farm.

“Mine is a clarion call. For those who are saying that I want to go to House of Reps or Senate after chairmanship, it’s not true.

This gathering is not a political event. We are here with leaders of different political parties to rob minds on how to move Abuja forward,” Candido emphasized.

Candido went further to encourage the youths, particularly those from the FCT, to accommodate other settlers in their dealings for the growth development of the nation’s capital.

The Chairman noted that world-over, no society can develop without the input of settlers.

Candido called for a robust synergy between the indigenous people of the FCT and settlers to engender the progress and development of the nation’s capital, Abuja.

Representative of the various youth groups who spoke at the forum agreed that the future is clearly defined on the need to accommodate other Nigerians living in the FCT.

They maintained that peaceful coexistence will encourage a sense of belonging and direction which will foster the spirit of friendship to secure the future.

“Candido is indeed an epitome and custodian of Knowledge and it’s only the future that can tell how a man stood up for his people even when very few saw it.

“We will all follow you to the farm if you are going. We need people like you in the FCT. In fact, Mr Chairman you like a father to us,” they added.

Youths from all tribes, background and political parties residing in the FCT were in attendance.


Zainab Sa’id

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