Politics INEC Set to Conduct FCT Elections on Saturday



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that every arrangement is in place for a free, fair and credible poll ahead of Saturday’s Area Councils’ elections in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Addressing stakeholders during a sensitization meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, the Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, urged the electorate to ensure they go to polling units with their permanent voters’ cards to participate in the elections.


The Resident Electoral Commissioner in charge of the FCT, Professor Jacob Jatau, also pleaded with the electorate and political parties to be peaceful and allow the election to hold without rancour.

On the security during the poll, the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase warned potential trouble makers to keep off the FCT and its environs before, during and after the elections.