The One Man, One Vote demanded by the people must be realised in 2011 elections to  enhance the country’s democracy.

This assertion was made by the Chairman of Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos  State, South West Nigeria, Mr. Oladele Adekanye, during the distribution of free exercise  books to pupils of public primary schools in the council area.

Adekanye stated that votes of the electorate must determine the result of elections, so  that leadership could be accountable to the people.

He noted that the annulled 1993 election was adjudged the most credible, free and fair  election the country had held so far, simply because the result of that election was  determined by the votes cast by the people.

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The council chief also commended the visionary leadership traits of the former governor  of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who noted that the timetable released by the  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was not realistic.

He said when Tinubu criticised the timetable then, it was perceived as normal opposition  criticism, but people now realised that what he said was the reality as INEC itself now  called for time extension.

The council boss also warned that the 29 May hand over date must not be shifted.

On the distribution of exercise books, Adekanye said that the council’s huge spending on  education was his desire to ensure that many people are educated in the locality as well  as increase their quality of life.

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He explained that the distribution of the free books was his humble contribution to the  advancement of  education standard of the people in Lagos Mainland Local Government.

According to him, each of the pupils in the 26 public schools in the area would collect  12 exercise books.

He added that the programme is also aimed at alleviating the plight of parents and  guardians of the pupils as well as to complement the laudable programme of free  distribution of text books by Governor Babatunde Fashola.