By Chioma Nnodim
FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has charged residents of the nation’s capital to be of their best behaviour for the success of the 2023 elections in the FCT.
This was made known to Journalists in a press release by the Director of press, to the Minister, Anthony Ogunleye.
The Minister gave the charge in a message to residents on the 2023 general elections scheduled to take place across the country on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
Bello urged residents to perform their civic duty of voting for candidates of their choice in a peaceful and orderly manner and respecting all laid down electoral and security regulations.
His words: “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.”
The Minister also commended residents across all the political parties for their peaceful conduct and decorum 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.”
While calling on residents to help further entrench the principles of democracy in the FCT, Bello said, “So, 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.”