I’ll Ensure Abuja Indigenes are Appointed FCT Minister, Mayor – THISDAYLIVE


Emameh Gabriel in Abuja

The Labour Party Senator-elect in Abuja, Ireti Kingibe, has promised to hit the ground running with the push for a mayoralty status and ministerial slot for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to give indigenes of the city a sense of belonging.

Kingibe stated this yesterday during an interface with journalists in Abuja as part of her routine to appreciate the people of the FCT who voted for her in the February 25 elections.

wo days after a High Court of the FCT scheduled April 24, 2023, to hear a suit by Abuja’s original inhabitants seeking that the Nigerian capital be granted the full status of a state like the existing 36, and with its own state governor.

Responding to questions on the demand by the original inhabitants of the Abuja seeking a full status of a state for the FCT with a governor, Kingibe said: “The status of the FCT is constitutional, and I personally cannot do anything until the constitution is…

Source: Thisday Newspaper