Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello has commended State Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for the conduct of free and fair elections in the nation’s capital city.
The Minister gave the commendation during a stakeholders meeting on the expansion of voter access and conversion of voting points to Polling units in Abuja.
The Minister who was represented by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, said the FCT Independent Electoral Commission had demonstrated the role of an unbiased umpire in the conduct of elections in the territory.
The minister said the new initiative would engender the principle of one man one vote.
He charged the six Area Council Chairmen to go back to the grassroots and sensitize their people on the new development to make the initiative succeed.
He therefore, called on politicians in the territory to abide by electoral rules and regulations for peace to continue to reign in the FCT.
Earlier, FCT Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Yahaya Bello said the FCT currently has a total of 562 Polling Units 1,951 Voting Points and 309 Voting Points Settlements.
He stressed that the objective of the new initiative was to site Polling Units in places that are more accessible for voters to decongest Polling Units.