Wednesday, 30 May 2012


The Independent National Electoral Commission is pushing for the introduction of Electronic Voting in the 2015 general election.

Chairman of the electoral body, Prof Athairu Jega, who the indication in Abuja, said the already campaigning for the amendment of the 1999 constitution to allow the commission embark on a pilot scheme of the project to test its viability.

Prof Jega, who was speaking at an interactive session with the Senate Committee on Electoral matter, said the Commission is set to test the feasibility of the Electronic Voting in Nigeria.

The visit of the Committee afforded the INEC leadership an opportunity to launch its campaign for electronic voting.

In the views of Chairman of the Commission, the civilize world was leaving Nigeria behind as election is now technology driven.

As a compliment to this, INEC says its set for a comprehensive review of voters register to come up with a permanent voter card that will stand the test of time.

 The card, INEC explains, will be fully computerized to check electoral fraud.
The lawmakers demanded to know what has been done to staff of the Commission indicted in electoral fraud and other malpractices.

They also demanded explanation on INEC’s handling of its budgetary provision and execution of its capital projects.

The visit by the lawmakers is part of the oversight function of the Senate Committee.

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