2019: INEC Boss express fears over rigging

By Factnews on 10/04/2018

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has expressed fears over the increasing incidence of election malpractice through the use of technology in many countries.

Yakubu, therefore, said there was the need for African countries to tackle it in order to protect democracy.

The INEC boss said this in Abuja on Monday at the opening ceremony of a conference attended by the Electoral Management Bodies of the ECOWAS member countries and the South African Development Community member states.

Speaking at the event titled, ‘Opportunities and Challenges in the Use of Technology in Elections: Experiences from West and Southern Africa,’ the INEC boss said there was the need for African countries to explore the advantages and challenges of technology in elections.

Yakubu said, “Given the high stakes of conducting elections in developing countries, electoral commissions must understandably be worried about the twin issues of communication and security especially in situations where data reside with and is directly transmitted to the tallying centres through offshore vendors rather than exclusively controlled within national boundaries by election monitoring bodies.

“In addition, we have to contend with the disturbing but rapidly increasing incidence of election meddling through the deployment of counter-technology on a global scale by state and non-state actors.”

 

Posted on April, 10 2018

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