Former INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega speaks for the length of a national political summit in Abuja on October 1, 2021.Former Chairman of the Just National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has known as for the electronic transmission of election leads to the country.
He made the resolution on Friday for the length of a national political summit in Abuja, earlier than the conventional elections in 2023.
“Transmission of election results has been one in every of the predominant areas by which reckless, unpatriotic, and self-serving politicians non-public undermined the integrity of the Nigerian electoral course of,” Jega said.
“Bringing outstanding integrity to the Nigerian electoral course of, therefore, would absolute self belief require the jettisoning of the worn obtuse manual transmission of results, and its alternative with the utilization of relevant know-how with electronic transmission of results.”
Professor Jega also expressed worries over voters’ lack of have faith in the electoral course of and the wretched performances by those elected by the arrangement.
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A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, on his half blamed the failure of the electoral arrangement on Nigerians who ‘enthrone tyranny for the length of elections for peanuts’.
“Are we practicing democracy? No. We are practicing election-ocracy, that is my original length of time for it. What end I mean by election-ocracy? Each and every four years, Nigerians exit to the poll to compose a ritual of electing their leaders,” he defined.
“They never if truth be told elect them anyway attributable to their leaders opt themselves, they’re shriek captors. They’ve captured the shriek.”
In his remarks, A political economist, Professor Pat Utomi, proposes a solution – the merger of three political parties excluding for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Bring together together (PDP).
He said, “To venture these desires, the comity of NCFront for Political Parties is proposing the merger of three of the leading political parties exterior of the PDP and the APC to merge with a understanding to pick in varied parties and righteous wings of the APC and the PDP.”
Most of the contributors mediate that Nigerians need to be sharp to embody the upright motives of electing of us that will lead them by activity of a credible electoral course of to make traipse shiny governance in the country.