The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has said it is committed to conduct credible area councils election in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by February 12, 2022, with appropriate technology deployment and its innovative tools. The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanni, stated this while speaking at the ongoing INEC FCT Election Monitoring and Support Centre (EMSC) Amber Zone Implementer’s workshop, on Monday in Abuja. “EMSC has become a vital tool in the monitoring, implementation and management of Nigeria’s electoral plans and activities.
“The EMSC makes available to the commission the necessary information in making real-time intervention to avert or mitigate potential risks or threats to an election,” Oyekanmi said.
Two weeks ago Yiaga Africa tasked youths to participate in the FCT council election through contesting and winning. Givinh yher charge Programme Manager, Governance and Development, Yiaga Africa Ibrahim Faruk said youths in Nigeria are not too young to run, that although President Muhammadu Buhari had already affirmed it in 2018, he however stressed the dire need for young Nigerians to aim for the top in their various electoral offices they are vying for.
“Yiaga Africa wants to see more participation from young people who want to run for offices in any level of government. We are happy with what we have seen so far, but we want to see more, we also want young people to come out in mass to vote.”