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Tension As Protesters Set Fire On Gwagwalada-Abuja Road

Block FCT Minister’s Office Over Elongation of Councils Chairmen Tenure

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT ) Abuja are currently protesting along Gwagwalada- Abuja expressway setting bonfire on the road preventing human and vehicular movement.

The situation that have led to commotion and tension thereby causing traffic gridlock in the area.

Some of the protesters have also blocked the Minister’s office located at Area 11 to protest against the judgement of a federal high court which granted a one-year tenure extension to the incumbent six Area Council Chairmen.

The protesters are calling for the swearing of the Chairmen-elect earlier scheduled for today Friday 20th.

They also faulted the decision of the Minister, Bello Mohammad for suspending the inauguraion and swearing ceremony of the elected chairmen.

According to the judgment, based on the recently signed Electoral Act 2022, which stipulates that the tenure of office of the chairmen of the Area Councils in FCT would now be four years, instead of three years, the existing chairmen, whose tenure was meant to expire on Thursday, have another one year to continue, based on the new electoral act.

Credit: PressExpress

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