Abuja – The Police have commended the electorate in Kuje Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory over their orderly conduct during Wednesday council re-run election in the area.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday cancelled council elections in parts of five, out of the six Area Councils in the FCT, declaring them inconclusive.
On Monday, the commission announced that re-run polls in the areas where the exercise was cancelled on Saturday would hold on Wednesday.
The re-run is holding in area councils of Abuja Municipal, Kuje, Gwagwalada and Abaji where chairmen and councillors would be elected, while only councillorship re-run were conducted in Bwari and Kwali councils.
Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of operations in Kuje, Miller Dantawaye, said ”so far, we don’t envisage any problem.
”We had issues initially with a ward that wanted to be shifted but we stuck to INEC rules. We spoke to the agents who agreed with us and the re-run is ongoing there now.
”Right now, we are coming from Gaube and from here to Chibiri. The people have been orderly and we commend them for that.”
At the Low Cost Housing polling unit, electoral materials arrived early and there was adequate presence of security personnel.
Turnout of voters was impressive in all the polling units, especially in Gaube, Kuje Central and Chibiri wards, and there was no case of card reader malfunction.
INEC Presiding Officer in Chibiri, Mr Nura Musa, told NAN that the electorate who came out for the re-run were more than those that came out on Saturday. (NAN)