Nigeria Not Ripe For Electronic, Says INEC

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Independent national electoral commission (INEC) has said that Nigeria is not feasible for electronic voting for now.

The electoral agency, however, says it could adopt electronic collation of results of polls and the electronic transmission of results during the forthcoming 2023 polls.

INEC spokesman, Festus Okoye gives this indication while speaking at the Nigeria civil society situation room on elections in Abuja

Electronic voting system, according to Okoye, is dynamic, and requires certain structures to be put in place before considering its adoption in Nigeria.

He lists issues that must be addressed before e-voting, include appropriate technology, the state of infrastructure in different parts of Nigeria, environmental, security, procurement challenges all level of illiteracy.

 

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