Sunday, February 12, 2012

C-River guber: Labour Party calls for electronic voting

8 February 2012

CALABAR—Labour Party in Cross River State has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to introduce electronic voting system through the use of Direct Data Capturing machine for the February 25 governorship election in to minimise cases of fraud.

The LP governorship candidate in the state, Mrs. Imah Nsa-Adegoke, who made the call shortly after being adopted as the consensus candidate for the governorship election, decried the use of manual voting by INEC, saying that it promotes electoral fraud.

Mrs. Adegoke said: “INEC has not been able to address the issue of electoral fraud because they still rely on ad-hoc staff and policemen for the conduct of elections. It is for this reason that we are calling for the use of electronic voting device and the DDC machines will best address this issue. INEC should use Cross River as a guinea pig for the application of the DDC machines in the conduct of the poll.

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