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#2015Elections 'Elections must be free and fair', Obasanjo says

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

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Nigeria's former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo 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 Nigeria 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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