The FCT Security Commission has promised residents of the Federal Capital Territory metropolitan city of their safety during and after the 2023 general election. Muhammad Hazat-Sule, Director General of Information and Communications at the FCT, made the announcement in Abuja on Thursday.
He said the committee urged residents to come out en masse to fulfil their civic responsibilities.
Hazat-Sule also said that appropriate security measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of those involved with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other interest groups.
According to him;
“the Committee in its meeting held at Gwarinpa I District, Abuja, also urged residents to conduct themselves in a lawful manner during the exercise and vote for candidates of their choice.
“All potential flashpoints that could lead to the breach of peace have been carefully mapped out and appropriate surveillance measures have been put in place to maintain law and order in the FCT.
“The committee reviewed all security concerns and expressed satisfaction with the level of preparedness by the respective security formations in the Territory and concluded that the 2023 General Elections can hold in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.”
He said the committee noted the proactiveness of the FCT Administration in restricting commuter movements around the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
The centre was approved by the FCTA as the INEC Collation Centre for the 2023 Presidential election. According to him, the FCT is known for peace and it will not tolerate any act inimical to the peace and development of the territory.
cc: The Guardian Ng