By HENRY UMORU Abuja
MINISTER of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Senator Bala Mohammed yesterday urged the police to arrest those who may create violence in today’s election, just as he stressed the need for them to brace up for the electioneering challenges.
Addressing the FCT Police Commissioner, Deputy and Assistant Commissioners and Divisional Police Officers in the Federal Capital Territory ahead of today’s election, the Minister charged the Police not to spare any undesirable element who may want to cause crisis during the elections.
Also as part of moves to have a violence free elections in the nation’s capital city, Senator Mohammed who met with members of the FCT Traditional Council led by its chairman, the Ona of Abaji, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa on the need to maintain a peaceful environment during and after the elections, however gave them a marching order that they must report any suspicious behaviour in their domain, adding that the action of one miscreant can affect the entire society.
According to the Minister, there is no alternative to a peaceful co-existence, recalling that President Goodluck Jonathan has pledged to provide a level playing field for all contestants in the forthcoming general election which he assured will be fulfilled.
In a related development, the FCTA Minister spoke to all the Clergy men in the Federal Capital Territory, just as he called on Christians to pray for peaceful elections as well as preach against religious sentiments during and after the election.
While appreciating the support the Christian Association of Nigeria has given to his administration, Senator Mohammed urged them to preach the gospel of peace and harmony as both the followers of the dominant religions in the country must live together.