The One Man, One Vote demanded by the people must be realised in 2011 elections toÂ enhance the countryâ€™s democracy.
This assertion was made by the Chairman of Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of LagosÂ State, South West Nigeria, Mr. Oladele Adekanye, during the distribution of free exerciseÂ books to pupils of public primary schools in the council area.
Adekanye stated that votes of the electorate must determine the result of elections, soÂ that leadership could be accountable to the people.
He noted that the annulled 1993 election was adjudged the most credible, free and fairÂ election the country had held so far, simply because the result of that election wasÂ determined by the votes cast by the people.
The council chief also commended the visionary leadership traits of the former governorÂ of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who noted that the timetable released by theÂ Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was not realistic.
He said when Tinubu criticised the timetable then, it was perceived as normal oppositionÂ criticism, but people now realised that what he said was the reality as INEC itself nowÂ 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 councilâ€™s huge spending onÂ education was his desire to ensure that many people are educated in the locality as wellÂ as increase their quality of life.
He explained that the distribution of the free books was his humble contribution to theÂ advancement ofÂ 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 collectÂ 12 exercise books.
He added that the programme is also aimed at alleviating the plight of parents andÂ guardians of the pupils as well as to complement the laudable programme of freeÂ distribution of text books by Governor Babatunde Fashola.