Lagos - Mr Yishawu Gbolahan, a member of
Lagos State House of Assembly , on Friday urged the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) not to be partisan in the conduct of the 2015
Gbolahan advised the electoral body to emulate the method adopted by the All
Progressives Congress (APC) in the conduct of its presidential primary.
The lawmaker, who is a member of the APC spoke in an interview with the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
"All eyes are on INEC in 2015 general elections, the electoral body should
make use of the method adopted by APC in conducting its free and fair presidential
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"It was an international practice in conducting election because people
are waiting and looking forward to experience credible, free and fair elections
in 2015," he said.
The lawmaker added that the party has imbibed the international practice of
conducting elections which made it possible to achieve a free and fair
Gbolahan noted that only true, credible, free and fair election would promote
Nigeria's nascent democracy.
Mr Bisi Yusuf, another member of the house, also appealed to the INEC Chairman,
Prof. Atthiru Jega, to follow due process in the conduct of the 2015 elections.
Yusuf (APC-Alimsho I) noted that adequate preparations in term of logistics and
training of personnel should be put in place before the elections.
"Jega has to conduct credible elections in 2015 to protect our democracy.
"The commission should follow due process and abstain from partisan
politics to achieve free and fair elections," he said.
The lawmaker congratulated retired Maj.-Gen. Mohammadu Buhari for picking APC's
He urged members of the APC to work for the success of the party at the
forthcoming general elections.