Ask for 11 area councils, 4 additional seats in the House of Representatives and 2 seats in the Senate

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have called for more representation in the parliament as the National Assembly embarks on another phase of the constitution amendment.

Nigerian’s former ambassador to the Gambia, Ayuba Mbaku, stated this in Abuja while addressing journalists on the need for the federal government to fully integrate FCT indigenes in the developmental plan of the territory.

Ayuba said that “FCT original inhabitants” have already submitted a memorandum to the Senate committee on constitution amendment requesting for additional eleven area councils, four additional seats in the House of Representatives and two seats in the Senate.

The indigenes have, in recent times, complained of the forceful taking over of the villages and farm lands without proper compensation and consideration by both the federal government and the FCT.

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