In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 10th, September, 2020

Jonathan Reveals Solely Method Rigging Can Be Stopped Throughout Election

Jonathan Reveals Only Way Rigging Can Be Stopped During Election

Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan 


Goodluck Jonathan, former president of Nigeria and UN particular envoy on disaster administration, has revealed that digital voting is the one technique to get to credible elections in Nigeria and the remainder of Africa and cease rigging. 


Talking on the presidential panel of The Osasu Present Symposium 2020, Jonathan mentioned the result of elections must be determined by the ballots, not by some other means — not even the courts.


“To me if Africa particularly will transfer ahead isn’t just about routine conducts of elections, this yr alone in West Africa made up of 15 states, we now have 5 states that had elections,” Jonathan mentioned.


“So by way of common elections, we’re progressing, however are these elections credible? Are they representing a constructional democratic setting is the difficulty.

“Common elections, fantastic, however elections per se is just not democracy. If the votes of the residents don’t rely, then it’s pretty much as good as navy dictatorship. So from me, the reforms first get to us making the vote counts.

“And taking a important examination about the best way elections are being performed throughout the continent a minimum of from the as soon as I’ve noticed, I’ve seen that the one factor that we should do to get there may be by way of digital voting.

“Folks could really feel, sure somebody might manipulate, good boys who can hack into the system and do every kind of issues, sure, however nonetheless folks nonetheless use digital system to maneuver lots of of hundreds of thousands of the world over. So I nonetheless consider very sincerely that that’s the technique to go.”


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Jonathan signed Nigeria’s electoral act in 2010, pushing various reforms, together with the overhaul of voter’s register.


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