The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), on Monday asked the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) and National Assembly to legalise electronic voting in Nigeria.
The PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, stated this at a meeting between the party’s National Working Committee(NWC) and INEC leadership in Abuja.
He urged INEC to submit a legal framework for electronic voting to the National Assembly, adding that it should pass such a bill.
Secondus said electronic voting will enhance credible and transparent election, as well as reduce violence, thuggery and other electoral malpractices.
He said the country adopted United States election model, adding that the country should embrace all the aspects of the model that enhance transparent election.
According to him, it is important to adopt measures that would stop the hijack of electoral materials and remove the influence of soldiers on election day.
“INEC must come out to submit this model to the National Assembly.
“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,” he said.