Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has given some words of advice to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the February 2015 elections.
Obasanjo said to Punch:
“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.”
“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. You know all the terrain very well; there should be no delay and late arrival of voting materials.
“Where you are going to use boat to ferry on the water you know it, where it is going to be bicycle, you know it. So, there should be no unnecessary delay.
“A situation where somebody at Eggua will be phoning at 11am that they are still expecting materials will be unacceptable. A situation where the police will be telling us no fuel to move will be unacceptable.”