INEC, FCTA to partner on voter education, PVCs collection
Electoral body may cancel Adamawa ward congresses
The Federal Capital Trritory (FCT) Administration and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are partnering to sensitise Abuja residents on electoral processes and the collection of their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello, stated this in a statement when he welcomed the newly appointed FCT Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Yahaya Bello, to his office yesterday in Abuja.
He said Abuja was prepared to showcase the country’s democratic testimonials to the world during the elections as a result of its strategic position as the FCT and window to the rest of the country to the outside world.
Represented by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Chinyeaka Ohaa, the minister assured the REC of his willingness to collaborate with INEC to sensitise the people on the ongoing continuous voter registration exercise.
“We are going to work with all the stakeholders including the local councils, traditional rulers as well as faith-based and community organisations to ensure that people take advantage of the ongoing exercise to register, in order to be able to vote in the forthcoming elections,” he said.
Speaking, Bello, noted that from what had observed since assuming office, the FCT electorate had demonstrated enthusiasm towards the forthcoming polls.
He said those who have just attained the voting age of 18, as well as people coming for transfers have been coming forward to register, adding that he would do his best to mobilise the people for the continuous voter registration exercise.
Meanwhile, indications have emerged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may cancel APC ward congress in Adamawa State.
While receiving the petition of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s faction, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Kassim Giedam, lamented the non-compliance of political parties with guidelines, the Electoral Act and rules of conducting party activities.
Giedam, who cautioned political parties against over heating politics with unnecessary party crisis, said INEC as an unbiased organisation, would treat reported cases by interested parties on merit and that justice would be done in all cases.
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