By Remi Johnson
The Federal Capital Territory Area Councils Services Secretariat has warned that any political leader or traditional ruler found aiding criminality in any Area council, in the forthcoming election would not be spared.
The Mandate Secretary, Area Council Services Secretariat, Alhaji Abubakar Dantsoho gave the warning during a familiarisation tour to Gwagwalada and Kuje Area Councils in Abuja.
He urged them to ensure peaceful coexistence among the residents of their respective domains.
He further called on the Monarchs to appeal to youths in their areas to shun drug abuse and eschew violence before, during and after the Area Council Election.
“We should all play politics of maturity irrespective of our political affiliation. Let me sound a note of warning here that any traditional ruler, political party, individual or group found colliding or aiding criminality in any area council will not be spared.” Dantsoho warned
The Mandate Secretary who pointed out that the role of traditional rulers in conflict management, resolution and prevention cannot be overemphasized, stressed the need for synergy.
“Part of our mission is to serve as a bridge between the Area Council and FCT Administration. Our relationship therefore should go beyond the monthly ritual of JAAC.”
On his part, the Chairman, Kuje Area Council, Suleiman Sabo called on the FCT Administration, to look into the Payee’s10% return, the FCT Internal Revenue Services is expected to give the Area councils.
The Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council, Adamu Mustapha Danze, called on the FCT authority to help end illegal minings and insecurity in the territory.