Onu advocates e-voting for Nigeria
Minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has called for adoption of electronic voting, saying the innovation would help in eliminating errors caused by human factor in compiling election results.
Onu gave the advice when he paid a facility visit to the Electronic Development Institute (ELDI) in Awka, Anambra State on Monday.
“I am confident that when Nigeria reforms her electoral system by adopting e-voting, malpractices, fraud, and less credible results would be a thing of the past, and more Nigerians will be willing to participate further in the electoral process,” the minister said.
He explained that with the level of innovative work done at the (ELDI), Nigeria would no longer need to import electronic products from abroad, but rather produced in the country to meet local demand and the surplus will be exported.
On the production of e-voting machines, Onu said his ministry and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had teamed up to build them with encouraging results.