The Independent National Electoral Commission-INEC has been commended for successful Area Council’s elections in the Nigeria’s Federal Capita Territory, Abuja.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Mohammed Bello gave the commendation during the presentation certificates of return to the newly elected FCT Area Councils Chairmen and Councillors.
The Minister, who was represented at the occasion by the Acting Secretary, FCT Area Council Services Secretariat, Amina Abubakar congratulated all the newly elected Councils’ Chairmen and Councillors.
The Minister emphasized that elections were conducted and winners emerged, adding that the losers are also part of the society and must be carried along.
“There is need for all the elected officials to put the election behind and work for the success of the Area Councils in the Federal Capital Territory”.
I hereby enjoin each and every Chairman to work with all residents of the FCT to move the FCT forward. You need to work hard and know that we have the Nigerian Constitution and you must work according to the Constitution”, Mr. Bello said.
The Minister assured the elected Area Councils Official that the FCT administration would work with all of them irrespective of their political party to move Abuja to greater heights.
Also speaking , the FCT Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor Jacob Jatau explained that the Commission was committed to ensuring sanity of the electoral system as well as deepening of democracy in Nigeria.
Professor Jatau appealed for the support of all stakeholders in the country in its bid to enhance the electoral process.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) won five out of the six Area Councils of the Federal Capital Territory, while All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) won the remaining one.