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FCT residents elect 62 councilors, 6 chairmen today

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will today cast their votes to elect chairmen and 62 councilors for the six area councils after the…

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will today cast their votes to elect chairmen and 62 councilors for the six area councils after the poll was shifted from March 19 earlier date, due to logistics. FCT Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu, in a statement assured that the force had taken steps to ensure that the election was conducted under a safe atmosphere and that security would be provided for electoral materials and officials.
Inalegwu said there would be movement of restriction from 7:00am to 4:00pm and urged FCT residents to cast their votes at polling units close to them.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in a statement said it registered 1,020,799 voters across the councils and that as at last Tuesday 646,883 of them had collected their Permanent Voter Cards which will enable them to vote.
An INEC statement said accreditation and voting shall be continuous and simultaneous and the polling units from 8am till 2pm, adding that the commission has trained 10,000 staff drawn largely from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and tertiary institutions, part from 44 groups accredited to observe the elections.
 

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