Alhaji Muhammed Shittu, the National Chairman of the Republican Party of Nigeria (RPN), has urged Nigerians to support INEC in conducting free, fair and transparent general elections in 2011.

Shittu who gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said as a republican, he believed that INEC could conduct election in three months, if it got support from the public.

“INEC told us that it is going to conduct a free and fair election. We don’t doubt Prof. Attahiru Jegga but we will watch. We cannot commend anybody until after the election.

“They (INEC) can organise election in three months, depending on their resources and personnel that will help INEC to achieve this goal.

“As republicans, we are always optimistic. We are not pessimistic. We believe INEC can do it.  The Nigerian populace must support INEC in achieving this goal,’’ Shittu said.