Former Nigerian envoy to Gambia, Ambassador Ayuba Ngbako, has said that he is not pursuing personal interest, contrary to accusation by some people in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
Ambassador Ngbako while reacting to the recently concluded elections in the FCT, said his interest is for the Gbagyi people and not personal.
Ngbako who is the leader of Stakeholders Forum in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), called on the FCT minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, to consider chief of Garki community in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) for a first class status.
Ambassador Ngbako, who is the current Executive Director in Nigeria Electricity Management Services (EMS), while denying allegations linking him with pursuit of his personal interest against the wishes of his people, said he never sold out the right of the Gbagyi’s in the just concluded Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).
For the first time, PDP lost the election to the now ruling party- All Progressives Congress (APC).
But Ambassador Ngbako, while speaking to journalists in Abuja on Monday April 18, 2016, described the allegations against him as baseless.
“I am not a politician who does not look before I leap, so that was the reason behind my decision to throw in my support to the APC candidate because he is an indigene too,” Ngbako said.
On the issue of the first class chief, Ambassador Ngbako said: “If you take a look at my community, the Garki village, we have the highest population of original inhabitants and large size of landmass, we are centered in the heart of Nigeria and if you compare us with other communities in Nigeria that has a first class chiefs, we are qualify,” Ngbako said.
“But yet we do not have a first class chief, and in the area of appointment by past ministers, Gbagyis and other indigenous tribes in Abuja are not given mandate secretaries. When you talk about FCT resident’s electoral commissioner, we still have not been given. No indigene has been recognized in the Federal Cabinet and I strongly believe with little sacrifice given on behalf of my people things will change for our good for the betterment of the Gbagyi’s and the entire indigenes of the FCT.”