INEC Says Nigeria Not Ready For Electronic Voting Method!
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that Nigeria is not ripe for electronic voting. According to an INEC National Commissioner, Professor Okey Ibeanu, this is because of the absence of “robust technical and physical infrastructure.”
Prof Ibeanu noted that t there were key factors to be taken into consideration before e-voting could be adopted in the country, which he said, include stable power supply and the ability of electorate to conquer their “fundamental trust issues in the system”, by believing in the capability of the electoral body to function independently without external manipulations.
Each time we are demanding more ‘complexification’ of our election, we should remember that our infrastructure may not be adequate to take care of the process.