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Tenure Elongation: FCT indigenes advised to remain calm

Residents and indigenes of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT have been advised to remain calm and tread with caution as they approach the controversies and legal tussle trailing the tenure elongation of area council officials in the territory.

The chairman of a pressure Group in the FCT, Abuja Coalition for Good Governance, Comrade Tanko Mohammed made the call at a news conference where he cautioned against intimidation and harassment over the issue.

Comrade Mohammed who sued for peace, commended the Chairman of the Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Mr Adamu Candido for rising above the fray over the political crisis.

There have been legal fireworks after President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law, the new electoral act which provides for a four-year tenure for council officials, leading to controversial tenure elongation for outgoing council officials.

The incumbent council officials have appealed the last judgment that directed the newly elected officials to be sworn in, following which the FCTA administration had made a swearing-in announcement before now.

Reporting by Victorson Agbenson; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino