The Independent National Electoral Commission has been charged by the Peoples Democratic Party to legalise electronic voting in Nigeria.
The National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, stated this during the crucial meeting between the electoral body and the party’s National Working Committee.
He charge the commission to submit a legal framework for electronic voting to the National Assembly, he also urged NASS to pass the bill.
Secondus stated that electronic voting will enhance credible and transparent election and will also reduce violence, thuggery and other electoral malpractices.
The PDP chairman who noted that Nigeria adopted election model of the United States urged the country to embrace all the aspects of the model that enhance transparent election.
According to him, it is imperative to adopt measures that would stop the hijack of electoral materials, and remove the influence of soldiers on election day.
Secondus said, “INEC must come out to submit this model to the NASS.”
“We in the PDP are in the forefront for a legal framework for a free and fair election.”
“All is not well with our country. We are sitting on a keg of gun powder.”