NBA tasks INEC on online voting
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 3, 2023
The Asaba Branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to introduce online voting in line with the global trend.
Mr Precious Nwadimuya, the Chairman of the branch said this while speaking with newsmen in Asaba on Thursday.
Nwadimuya said that the introduction of technology in voting and not just accreditation would help to eliminate thuggery, ballots box snatching, suppression of voters as well as encourage more voters to exercise their mandate.
Nwadimuya, who commended electoral umpire for the introduction of the Bi-Modal Voter Authentication System (BVAS) for accreditation, said that it would have been better if such technology could also be introduced for voting.
He said that although the introduction of the BVAS impacted positively on the election adding that the machines did not function as expected.