INEC Will Implement Use Of Better Technology - Prof Gumus

In a new development, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reiterated that it will continue to deepen the use of technology to improve on the conduct of credible elections in Nigeria.

Prof. Rhoda Gumus, the National Commissioner, and Chairperson, Planning and Monitoring Committee,  for INEC made this statement when she received a delegation from the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) in Abuja.

The commission in its daily bulletin issued on Friday night quoted Gumus saying the place of technology in delivering free, fair, credible and widely accepted elections cannot be overemphasized.

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Prof. Rhoda Gumus who spoke highly of the transformation technology had brought to Nigeria’s democracy, reaffirmed the commission’s determination to sustain the introduction of innovative technology driven ideas and policies that would deepen democracy in the country.

The national commissioner recalled how the introduction of technology in elections in Nigeria, especially the Smart Card Reader in 2015, had revolutionized the conduct and credibility of elections.

“Conducting elections in modern day has become freer, more credible, and more transparent using technology and this has come to stay,” Gumus.

She reaffirmed INECs determination to continue to improve the process with relevant technological innovations which will engender confidence in the process.

Gumus explained that the use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) has eliminated malpractices in the electoral process, giving it more credibility.

Gumus assured the visitors that she would bring to bear her expertise and experience as an engineer to add value and improve on credibility of the electoral process.

Africa Today News, New York

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