News: ‘There’ll Be No Electronic Voting in 2019’
‘There’ll Be No Electronic Voting in 2019’ (Nigeria News)
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said there would be no use of the electronic voting system in the 2019 general elections.
Yakubu said this over the weekend while addressing participants at the 67th World Congress of the International Press Institute (IPI) held in Abuja.
“There is no electronic balloting in 2019. In other words, there will be no electronic voting in the next general election but technology is already being used in many aspects of the processes.
“Electronic voting should be the ultimate step in the chain involving five inter-related processes,” Yakubu said.
The revised 2018 edition of the Nigerian Media Code of election coverage was also adopted at the event by media stakeholders, with the European Union pledging to support free, fair and transparent elections in Nigeria.
“I wish to extend our early invitation to especially the international media that require longer time and logistics to prepare, that you are welcome to cover our 2019 general elections. We believe the forthcoming elections will further underscore the maturity of our electoral democracy after the globally acknowledged success of the 2015 general elections,” he said.
Source: Idowu Sowunmi