INEC to conclude FCT Area Council elections today

Posted by News Express | 13 April 2016 | 3,584 times

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will today, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, conclude the cancelled Chairmanship and Councillorship elections in selected areas in six Area Councils of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Area Councils affected are Abaji, Bwari, Gwagwalada, Kuje and Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). Chairmanship elections will be concluded in four Area Councils: Abaji, Gwagwalada, Kuje and AMAC, while Councillorship elections will be concluded in four Area Councils.

INEC, in a statement made available to News Express yesterday said: “The Saturday, 9th April elections in these areas were cancelled due to non-compliance with the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), and the approved INEC guidelines and regulations. The elections were cancelled for three reasons namely: violence, over voting and non use of the Smart Card Reader (SCR).”

A total of 39,647 registered voters are expected to participate in today’s elections.

In Abaji Area Council, the Commission will conclude Chairmanship and Councillorship elections in two Polling Units of two Wards, namely: Nuku and Gawu, with a total of 3,513 voters expected to participate.

In Bwari Area Council, Councillorship elections will be concluded in two Wards and three Polling Units with a total of 5,522 registered voters.

The Commission will conclude Chairmanship election in one Ward (IBWA) and two Polling Units in Gwagwalada Area Council with a total of 1,881 registered voters.

In Kuje Area Council, Chairmanship and Councillorship elections will also be concluded in 12 Polling Units of eight Wards, with a total of 13,368 voters. The Wards are: Gwargwada, Kwaku, Kuje Central, Chibiri, Gudunkarya, Rubochi, Yenche and Kabi.

The Commission will conclude Chairmanship and Councillorship elections in six wards and fourteen Polling Units of AMAC. The affected wards are: Karu, Garki, Gwarinpa, Gui, Karshi and Nyanya. A total of 15,363 voters are expected to participate in the elections.


Source: News Express

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