Former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu , said Nigeria cannot afford to fail to conduct a succesful election in the year 2011.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after the inauguration of the Baptist Cottage Hospital built by Chief Adeniyi Akintola (SAN) and foundation laying ceremony cum N500million- fund raiser for a 150-bed Teaching Hospital at Omi Adio in Iddo Local Government Area of Oyo State, Tinubu stated that it would be dangerous for the nation to disappoint the world by not having a free and fair election.
He said that the integrity of any election depends upon reliable data base and accountable and transparent ballot system that will generate the register that will be used to vote.
The Action Congress (AC) chieftain, who maintained that vote counting at the polling centre is not the same as free and fair election, described the new INEC boss as a man of good pedigree and reputation .
“Jega has promised free and fair electionand had solicited the collaboration and cooperation of everybody in the country, he is a good man, and he has a good pedigree and reputation,” Tinubu said.
Tinubu called on Nigerians to hold politicians accountable for dismal state of infrastructure in the country and urged them to use their votes wisely to liberate themselves from the shackles of poverty and oppression