In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 05th, November, 2020

INEC Announces Date to Introduce Electronic Voting in Nigeria’s Elections

INEC Announces Date to Introduce Electronic Voting in Nigeria’s Elections

A date has been set aside by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the introduction of electronic voting.

This was announced by INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood who said that electronic voting might be introduced in Anambra governorship election come 2021.

The Chairman of the electoral commission made this known during a budget defence session with the House of Reps Committee on INEC.

Yakubu further stated that they are looking at better ways to conduct free and fair elections in the country.

“I, however, urge the Senate to approve the spending of N5.2 billion from the special INEC fund to make up for the shortfall in the 2020 budget which was reduced due to the Coronavirus pandemic,” he said.

Recall that the Commission had announced that eligible voters’ registration exercise will commence in 2021 ahead of 2023 general election.

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