The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says it has deployed all the non sensitive materials to be used for the conduct of February 12th FCT Area Council Election
to the six area councils.
FCT Resident Electoral Commissioner Alhaji Yahaya Bello who stated this while speaking with news men in Abuja said the Commission had concluded arrangements for the training of over 12,000 Ad-hoc Staff including National Youths Corps Members (NYSC) to be used for the conduct of the poll in 2822 (Two Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Two Two) Polling Units.
Alhaji Bello said the Commission had held Inter Agency Consultative Security Meetings with various stakeholders to ensure the safety of INEC staff and materials during the election.
According to him, 14 political parties are participating in the poll while the commission was closely monitoring the on going political rallies and campaigns in all the political wards.
The FCT INEC Boss maintained that People Living with Disabilities were adequately carried along in choosing their leaders.
He emphasised that the commission made provision for eligible Nigerians living in Leprosy Colony in Kwali to exercise their franchise in the forth coming FCT election.
Alhaji Bello however appealed to residents who have not collected their Permanent Voter Card, PVC to visit designated centres in all the area councils to enable them participate in the Election.
While assuring the residents that continuous voter registration would continue after the Area Council election hinted that the commission would ensure that all eligible citizens participate in the nation’s electoral process.
He also warmed against violence and other electoral malpractices as the commission was ready to conduct peaceful and credible election in FCT.
The FCT Resident Electoral Commissioner stressed that the commission was collaborating with political parties, Inter Party Advisory Council and other relevant institutions on voter education and the importance of full participation of registered voters on participatory democracy.