INEC announces date to introduce electronic voting in Nigeria’s elections

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yakubu Mahmood has disclosed that electronic voting might be introduced in Anambra governorship election come 2021.

The Chairman of the electoral commission made this known during a budget defence session with the House of Reps Committee on INEC.

Yakubu further stated that they are looking at better ways to conduct free and fair elections in the country.

“I, however, urge the Senate to approve the spending of N5.2 billion from the special INEC fund to make up for the shortfall in the 2020 budget which was reduced due to the Coronavirus pandemic,” he said.

Recall that the Commission had announced that eligible voters’ registration exercise will commence in 2021 ahead of 2023 general election.

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