June 12th has become a landmark date in Nigeria â€™s political history. It has become a reference point for the only free and fair election in Nigeria . As we commemorate 17 years after June 12, 1993 presidential election, let us reflect and resolve to resist any future attempts to manipulate elections in Nigeria . Fraudulent elections are a threat to all and sundry. Make no mistake about it, electoral manipulation is the biggest hindrance to our progress in Nigeria . As we approach 2011 general election in Nigeria , let us resolve and rise in unity to ensure credible elections are conducted. To that extent, I suggest the following;
(a)Â Â Â Register for election, vote during election, and monitor elections in our locality. Make sure your vote counts.
(b)Â Â Report any suspicious movements, before, during and after elections.
(c)Â Â Â Embark upon massive awareness programme (political/electoral evangelism) on voter education.
(d)Â Â Join the campaign for electoral reform, preferably campaign for the re-introduction of Option A4.
(e)Â Â Â Â Ask questions/do proper investigations before voting any candidate. Make sure credible people are voted.
(f)Â Â Â Â Ask political aspirants/political parties to make public a set of requirements set by Save Nigeria Group ( UK ) Branch. A set of these requirements can be made available to you, upon your request. May God bless Nigeria .
Chinedu Vincent Akuta.
An activist and leader of â€œSupport Option A4 Groupâ€ Leicester-UK