Obasanjo Says Nigeria ‘Elections Must Be Free And Fair’

February 3, 2015 2:18 am

Former President, has said that the upcoming general elections must be free and fair.

Obasanjo stated this on Sunday, February 1, at a public enlightenment
programme on the electoral process at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential
Library, Abeokuta.

The former President also added that could not afford to make any mistakes in the conduct of the elections.“The elections are crucial and the international community is watching
us. We should not disappoint them, by ensuring that the elections are
free and fair. This election is for progress and development of this
great country and should be devoid of sentiments, like religion, ethnic
and nepotism. This election should be a unity election for all of us,”
Obasanjo said.

“We must not make the mistake of allowing the international community to
make jest of us; as such, those we want to beg are the Independent
National Electoral Commission, who had just told us here on how the
process would go, to assure us that it shall be well. You must be fully
prepared. You must be up and doing. No excuses,” he added.

The event was organized by the Organisation of Tadhamunul Muslimeen and the Ogun State chapter of The Muslim Congress.

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