Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Musa Bello has said that all the elected chairmen in the six Area Councils must work with the residents to achieve rapid growth.
On Wednesday, April 21, 2016, as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presented certificates of return to the newly elected FCT Area Councils Chairmen and Councilors, the minister made this admonition.
The Minister, who also used the occasion and commended INEC for the successful exercise devoid of rancor, stressed the administration’s commitment towards free and fair election.
“I hereby enjoin each and every chairman to work with all residents of the FCT to move the FCT forward. You need to work hard and know that we have the Nigerian Constitution and you must work according to the constitution”, he said.
He thus assured that the FCT Administration would work together with all the six Area Councils’ Chairmen to move Abuja to greater heights.
A statement signed by Muhammad Hazat Sule, Deputy Director / Chief Press Secretary, stated that the Minister was represented at the occasion by the Acting Secretary, FCT Area Council Services Secretariat, Hajiya Amina Abubakar.
The Minister who warned that the elections are over, stressed that the winners have won and the losers are also part of the society adding that every resident must be carried along.
The FCT Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor Jacob Jatau, said the event was for those that won in the just concluded elections to collect their instrument of power.
He said the election, which was conducted on April 9, 2016 with supplementary on April 13, 2016, records that All Progressives Congress (APC) won five out of the six Area Councils of the FCT while All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) won the remaining one.