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Group to deploy technology to ensure free polls


Mr. Samson Itodo

Mr. Samson Itodo

An Abuja-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA), has promised to deploy technology to ensure credible governorship polls.

A statement by its Executive Director, Mr. Samson Itodo, said the new skill, “watching the vote” (WTV) was capable of deploying evidential reports on the election.

According to him, the observation methodology would employ statistical principles and information technology to provide systematic data on the election.

Itodo stated that the expertise is in line with national and international guiding principles on elections observation.He added that it was designed to provide a baseline for the assessment of elections and build confidence in the electoral process.

He explained: “This methodology involves the recruitment, training and deployment of accredited observers to pre-assigned polling units, which are selected from a representative sample of all polling units in Ondo State.

“This is done through a cascaded training system, which began with an induction training of members of the YIAGA WTV Desk and Working Group by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Akure, the state capital,” he said.

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