Abuja – The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the adequate arrangement put in place for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).
Bello made the commendation when he visited some CVR centres in Garki and Wuse wards, a statement signed by Mr Hamzat Sule, Deputy Director/Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister, and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday said.
It said that the exercise was in preparation for the forthcoming FCT Area Councils election scheduled to hold in March.
“Bello lauded the effective way INEC has conducted the exercise but appealed for extension of the registration period due to the high turnout of prospective voters seen in all the centres visited.
“He also appealed to INEC to deploy more data capture machines to fast track the entire process because the people waiting for the exercise seem overwhelming.’’
It said that Bello visited the FCT INEC office to pass on some of the complaints made by the residents to the FCT Resident Electoral Commissioner.
According to the statement, the Electoral Officer of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Mr Shittu Tata assured the minister that all the complaints highlighted would be passed to the management.
It said that the minister also witnessed the deployment of several new data capture machines as well as printers. (NAN)