The chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Mr. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has charged media practitioners to always advocate for justice to be done in every facet of the society, in order to pave the way for inclusive and rapid development.
He stated that journalists as members of the Third Estate of the Realm should make good use of their position to address injustice, which, according him gave birth to crisis and insecurity in the society today.
Maikalangu, who gave this charge during an interaction with the leadership and some members of the FCT Minister’s Press Corps (FCT-MPC) over the weekend, described AMAC as one of the biggest area councils in the nation, and one of the best in the FCT.
“I want you to make good use of your offices and position in the society, to please address injustice, because it is injustice that gave birth to crisis and insecurity in our society today, especially when you are trying to forcefully takeover the peoples’ mandate.
“You have the responsibility to always defend the votes by advocating that justice be done.
“You will all agree with me that on the 12th of February, 2022 election was conducted, and it was free and fair.
“I got over 19, 300 votes while my main opponent had 13, 200 plus votes. These figures are right there in the INEC portal. But to our surprise, the Tribunal got different figures from nowhere. And from what happened, I believe that the Tribunal was misled.
“ICPC should be investigating those who brought fake INEC result to the Tribunal, otherwise, our 2023 general election is not safe because what is happening here can equally happen next year.
“I must commend President Muhammadu Buhari, and our FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, for trading on the path of peace in the FCT. They allowed peaceful elections in the FCT, this ensured that people came out and voted for their candidates. And with the help of God Almighty, I emerged as AMAC chairman,” he said.