Ali who made the call on Monday at Gwagwalada in the FCT commended steps taken by opposition parties in the country to merge and form a stronger opposition.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that administering the FCT without credible opposition to ask questions where necessary was not in the interest of democracy and the territory’ residents.
“Looking at successive ministers appointed for the FCT over time, I cannot remember at any time where there is strong opposition to checkmate the administration of the territory.
“In either this minister or past ones, I have not seen strong opposition that has raised questions on how finances of the territory were being expended,” Ali said.
He called on Area Council Chairmen and other political office-holders, particularly those from opposition parties, to ensure that questions were asked where necessary to enhance accountability and good governance in FCT.
“As far as I am concerned, the merger of opposition parties in the political arena of the country is a welcome development, not for just the political parties but for the entire country.
`This is because governance without credible opposition is always weak, slow and associated with all sorts of vices since there is always no room for checks and balances.
“I look at the coming together of these parties to form a formidable opposition as a good check for whichever party that is in government,” the former senator added.