By: Josie Mudasiru & Emmanuel Tortiv
Few days to the 2023 Presidential Elections, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commenced massive sensitization of residents on the need to come out en-masse to exercise their franchise in a peaceful and orderly manner.
Addressing residents in Kugbo, Nyanyan and Gbagalape, suburbs of Abuja, Director, Department of Information and Communication, Muhammad Hazat Sule, called on the residents to take advantage of the peaceful and friendly atmosphere created by the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, to vote for candidates of their choice.
The Director, who was represented by the Deputy Director of Information, Mrs. Josie Mudasiru educated artisans and other informal sector workers such as Okada and Keke riders in Kugbo to ensure they confirm their Polling Units and voting locations ahead of the Elections to avoid last minute rush.
Sule said it is only when residents exercise their franchise in a violence-free environment that they can demand for good governance and accountability from those elected.
He warned those intending to sell their votes to have a change of mind, as the redesigned and cashless policies of government had eliminated such malpractices from taking place.
At the Federal Secretariat and UTC in the Central Business District and Area 10 respectively, the Sensitization Team told workers to ensure they played their part well by coming out to vote en-mass for candidates of their choice.
Some workers, who made inquiries regarding the elections were also promptly clarified and attended to by the Sensitization Team.
Mrs. Mudasiru was accompanied by some staff and serving Corps Members in the Department.
Highlight of the event was the dishing out of audio messages through jingles in Pidgin and English Languages to enthusiastic passers-by relayed through the Outside Broadcasting Van (OB-Van) of the Department.
The Team is scheduled to visit Kubwa, Dei-Dei and Dutse Satellite Towns tomorrow.