Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Chairman, Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has strongly criticized an individual named Bwala for their recent tweets regarding the Abuja mayoral situation. In a statement released by AMAC, it has come to their attention that some individuals are attempting to create a divide between Chairman Maikalangu and the diligent FCT Minister, Chief Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, and ultimately President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR.
Rumors have been circulating for several days now, suggesting that following the Presidential Election Petition Court’s judgment in favor of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, certain unnamed Abuja natives are contemplating approaching the Federal High Court to request that the Federal Government of Nigeria allows the FCT to elect a Governor and 3 Senators, among other state-like privileges.
According to these rumors, being promoted by a purported lawyer on social media, FCT natives plan to file a motion seeking a court order restraining Minister Chief Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike from acting as an FCT minister until the case is heard and resolved.
AMAC categorically denies the validity of these rumors and considers them baseless and absurd. However, due to the attention they have gained, they believe it is essential to clarify the situation and put an end to the rumor-mongering.
Since his election in February 2022, Chairman Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu has remained focused on delivering democratic benefits to his constituents, despite opposition challenges. He has consistently advocated for peace and faith in the judicial process, which ultimately confirmed his victory in the AMAC election in October 2022.
There is no justification for dragging Chairman Maikalangu into these baseless rumors, as he has no intention of abandoning his role as AMAC Chairman to govern the FCT in any administrative capacity for any reason.
The Presidential Election Petition Court has delivered its judgment, and dissatisfied parties have the option to approach the Supreme Court, the accepted avenue for law-abiding citizens who believe in res judicata.
It is surprising that a supposed lawyer is amplifying such rumors by unscrupulous individuals, indirectly promoting violence, unrest, and anarchy by suggesting the removal of the duly appointed FCT Minister, who underwent all the required processes before taking office.
It should be noted that Chairman Maikalangu never authorized any group to seek a temporary court order directing him to administer the FCT as an administrator while awaiting the supposed hearing and resolution of an elusive case for the FCT to gain state-like status.
Those attempting to pit Chairman Maikalangu against the hardworking FCT Minister, Chief Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, should cease such efforts. Chairman Maikalangu is not involved in any such scheme and will not endorse any actions that could jeopardize peace and security in the FCT.
Recently, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, made history by appointing an FCT native, Hon. Zaphaniah Bitrus Jisalo, as Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs. This milestone has been celebrated, and it reflects the support of the FCT and AMAC for President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.
It is evident that the people of the FCT and AMAC fully support President Tinubu’s agenda and have no intention of disrupting a peaceful and inclusive government with any form of agitation until the constitution is amended to grant the FCT privileges such as electing a Governor and 3 Senators. Rumor-mongers should refrain from attempting to create divisions among key figures in the government.