The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has appealed to the residents of the nation’s capital to be peaceful and orderly while casting their votes in tomorrow’s Presidential election.
The Minister, in a message to residents today, February 24, emphasised the need for them to perform their civic duty of voting for candidates of their choice with respect to all laid down electoral and security regulations.
“I want to appeal to residents to be peaceful, law abiding and go out enmasse to cast your votes, because it is by your votes that you will determine who will represent you in the National Assembly.
“And I have no doubt that you will all make us proud by being disciplined and obey all regulations as set by INEC as well as the security agencies.”
Muhammad Musa Bello commended the residents across all the political parties for their peaceful conduct during the electioneering campaigns over the past few months, saying that this was an indication that the culture of democracy has matured in the FCT.
“I want to commend all residents across all political parties for tremendous decorum and peaceful electioneering campaign that has taken place over the last few months in the Federal Capital Territory.
“This has continued to show that democracy has matured in the FCT, where all contestants, irrespective of political party played by the rules and campaigned with decorum, discipline and above all with respect for one another.”
He called on the residents to help further entrench the principles of democracy in the FCT.
“Everyone should go out, get accredited and vote for candidates of their choice. And by so doing, you will deepen democracy in the Federal Capital Territory.”