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BREAKING: Protest in Abuja Over Council Chairmen Tenure Extension

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Residents of the Federal Capital Territory have taken to the streets to protest the tenure extension of six area councils’ chairmen and council.

It was 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.

The residents of the Gwagwalada Area Council who were displeased by the extension on Friday morning took to the streets to protest.

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

The incident, was said to have obstructed vehicular movements in the area.

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