FCT Area Councils Witness Voters’ Apathy, Peaceful Election


Jaiyeola Andrews in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area councils’ election held yesterday witnessed low but peaceful voters’ turnout.
In Kubwa which is in Bwari Area Council, the electorates were seen conducting themselves in a peaceful manner. Although there was heavy shower of rain which started some minutes past 1pm, it did not deter the electorate from exercising their franchise.
The low turnout contributed largely to the relaxed mood of the police and civil defence corps stationed at the polling booths, as they had little or nothing to do. Also, at the polling booths visited in Kubwa, there was no reported case of card reader failure.
Meanwhile, the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has commended the residents of the FCT for the peaceful manner they conducted themselves during the election.

The minister who monitored the election exercise at the Gwarinpa I District (Life-Camp), Kubwa satellite town and Jiwa polling stations, lauded the residents for the matured way they queued up to observe their civic responsibility. Bello urged them to keep the peace as they await the outcome of the exercise.
The minister also paid tribute to the security agencies in FCT for the proactive and professional way they handled the entire exercise from the beginning to the end.