Court makes a U-turn, orders FCT minister to swear in new council presidents and councilors

The FCT High Court overturned its earlier ruling that barred Federal Capital Territory Minister Mohammed Bello from taking office of newly elected council presidents and councils. In its May 13 ruling, the court granted a one-year extension to the outgoing presidents and councilors of the six FCT Area Councils, which led to the suspension of the May 19 inauguration ceremony of the newly elected council presidents. Protesting the FCT Minister’s compliance with the ruling, supporters of the six presidents and 62 councilors on February 12 took to the streets and highways inside Abuja to air their grievances. PREMIUM TIMES reported on Mr. Bello’s defense and how he said his decision not to take office of the elected executives was supported by the court order. On Thursday, Judge Ibrahim Mohammed admitted that his error overturned his first trial and ordered that the new presidents of the area councils who were elected and issued return certificates be sworn in with immediate effect. ALSO READ: Why I refused to take possession of elected FCT presidents, councilors – Minister In compliance with the new sentence, the minister, in a statement issued on Friday after obtaining a copy of the verdict, set the inauguration for June 14. “We want to reiterate that, as a law-abiding organization, the FCTA It will also obey this new sentence just as it had complied with the previous sentence. Accordingly, the Presidents will be sworn in at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Further details will be provided in due course. “Residents are once again reminded that the FCT is a creation of the law and that all actions of the FCT Administration are guided by the rule of law and this case will not be an exception,” the ministry spokesperson said. , Anthony Ogunleye, in the statement. SEE: Governor Yahaya Bello’s roadmap to Hope 2023 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Court makes a U-turn, orders FCT minister to swear in new council presidents and councilors