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At last, FCT Minister fixes date to swear in newly- elected Area Councils’ chairmen

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 At last FCT Minister fixes date to swear in newly elected Area Councils chairmen

 

Authorities of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, says with the receipt of the Certified True Copy of the new judgement of the FCT High Court delivered by Justice Ibrahim Mohammed,  its Minister, Muhammad Bello, would swear- in newly elected Area Council chairmen on Tuesday next week.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, Mr Anthony Ogunleye on Friday.

According to the statement which was made available to journalists in Abuja, it said, ” The Chairmen shall accordingly be inaugurated at 10:00hrs prompt on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Further details will be provided in due course”.

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It further explained that, ” The Federal Capital Territory Administration at about 1400hrs of this Friday, the 10th of June, 2022 received the Certified True Copy of the new judgement of the FCT High Court delivered by Justice Ibrahim Mohammed in respect of the above subject matter.

The Administration revealed that it action is in line with the rulling in which the Court has set aside its earlier judgement delivered on Friday the 13th day of May, 2022 granting a one year extension of the outgoing Chairmen and Councillors of the 6 FCT Area Councils due to lack of jurisdiction.

According to the Administration, the judgement effectively clears the way for the swearing in of the newly elected chairmen.

 

 

 

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