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Protest rocks Abuja over council chairmen tenure extension

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Some Federal Capital Territory residents have taken to the streets to protest the extension of the terms of six council chairmen and councillors.

Protest rocks Abuja over council chairmen tenure extension

Protest rocks Abuja over council chairmen tenure extension

Newsmen gathered that the chairmen and councillors’ terms in office elapsed on Thursday and the newly-elected officials were supposed to be sworn in today.

But the FCT minister, Muhammad Bello, cited a court judgement and extended the officials’ tenure by one year.

Displeased by the extension, residents in the Gwagwalada Council on Friday morning took to the streets.


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The residents, who barricaded the roads and made bonfires, are demanding a reversal of the decision.

The incident, it was gathered, obstructed vehicular movements in the area.

Details later…

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