Legalise Electronic Voting, PDP Tells INEC, NASS

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to legalise electronic voting in Nigeria .

The PDP National Chairman , Uche Secondus , spoke during a crucial meeting between the PDP National Working Committee and INEC leadership in Abuja .

He urged INEC to submit a legal framework for electronic voting to the National Assembly , adding that NASS should pass such a bill .

He stated that electronic voting will enhance credible and transparent election as well as reducing violence , thuggery and other electoral malpractices .

He said Nigeria adopted election model of the United States , adding that the country should 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 .”

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