Supporters rides in a campaign bus of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his unning mate Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos on January 24, 2015. Unknown gunmen stormed and bombed the site of a ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - Lagos Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has expressed confidence the country would hold credible polls.
Following a meeting with Martin Uden, the new British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Fashola ruled out any upheavals after the elections scheduled for the end of the month and mid-April.
“For those who think we are heading for a break, we have pulled back so many times in the past and I don’t think this will be a different occasion” he said.
He told the new British envoy that people were willing to participate in a democratic process that affects their lives.
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“You will see more enthusiastic people willing to participate in a democratic process that affects their lives. There will be cultural dissimilarities from what you may probably be used to in the United Kingdom but I am convinced that it will ultimately turn out for the good,”
The governor added that it is the responsibility of everybody voters, parties, the regulator, security apparatus and the communities to ensure that a process that meets global standards of fairness, transparency and participation is deliver.
“I think once that is done, we can now relax and everybody will heave a sigh of relief and then people will hopefully choose the leaders that they want; I don’t expect anything else,” he added.