We will push for more technology in the electoral process – INEC chair, Zakari

We will push for more technology in the electoral process – INEC chair, Zakari

The Acting Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Amina Zakari, has said that the commission will continue to push for more technology in the electoral process, because it ensures transparency in the electoral process.

During an interview session granted Channel TV’s Gbenga Ashiru, the INEC boss threw her support behind the introduction of Smart Card Reader (SCR).

She said: “the reforms are here to stay, the card reader is one of the best things to happen to Nigeria, and we are going to continue to push for the use of the card reader through our elections and even if we go beyond the card reader, to have more technology into our electoral process because it ensures transparency and efficiency of the process”.

Ms. Zakari explained that the Commission will do everything to ensure maximum turn out and participation during the forthcoming Kogi and Bayelsa Governorship elections.

“We would try to sensitize the Kogi people and Bayelsa people to come out and register those that just turned 18. I am sure the numbers would not be high because we have worked out a lot throughout 2014 we will still do our best to make sure nobody is disfranchised through PVC or voter registration,” she said.

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Camilla Wood

UK based Legal Aid Lawyer

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