It’s time for electronic voting, says Osoba

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A former Governor of Ogun, Chief Olusegun Osoba, on Monday, called on the National Assembly to include electronic voting as part of the Electoral Act amendment.

Osoba, who spoke at an event marking 160 years of journalism in Nigeria in Abeokuta, said Nigeria had no excuse not to digitalise its voting process.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the veteran journalist spoke on the theme: “Re-inventing the Practice of Journalism in Nigeria, with emphasis on the influence of Social Media”.

According to him, it is regrettable that the electoral process in Nigeria has been bastardised.

He renewed the call for the amendment of the Electoral Act, saying that vote buying, rigging and ballot box snatching were among the challenges plaguing the country’s electoral process.

“I’m shocked at what we have now (electoral process) because it is worse than corruption,” Osoba said.

The former governor stated that the inclusion of electronic voting in the Electoral Act would put an end to electoral fraud in Nigeria.

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“The day we stop selling our votes, that day, we will get it right and start electing the right people into political offices.

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