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PDP asks INEC to legalise e-voting



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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to make electronic voting legal in the country.

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

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

According to him, electronic voting will enhance credible and transparent election as well as reduce violence, thuggery and other electoral malpractices during elections.

The PDP chairman, who noted that Nigeria adopted election model of the United States, said the country should embrace all the aspects of the model that enhance transparent election.

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He further noted that it is imperative to adopt measures that would stop the hijack of electoral materials and remove the influence of soldiers on election day.

He 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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