55 Chairmanship Candidates Battle as FCT Holds Election Today


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Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

No fewer than 55 chairmanship candidates and 363 councilorship candidates are contesting today as 1.4 million registered voters in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) elect new council executives.

The FCT election which is conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will be held in all polling units throughout the six Area Councils to fill empty seats in 68 constituencies, including six chairmanships and 62 councilorships.

Addressing a press conference yesterday in Abuja, the Executive Director, Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), Ms. Faith Nwadishi, said INEC has declared that 14 political parties would be fielding candidates for the slots.

She said as part of CTA’s pre-election observation, there is better coordination amongst the security personnel and the police as lead of the security team has assured of adequate security and coordination across the polling units.

Nwadishi commended…

Source: Thisday Newspaper