Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters and Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Attahiru Jega yesterday pondered over the possibility of conducting electronic voting system in Nigeria in the 2015 general elections.
Briefing members of the committee led by Rep Jerry Manwe (PDP, Tara), Jega said INEC was being proactive on the possibility of electronic voting in 2015.
“Whatever we will do depends on what Nigerians want. We need additional card readers that can be used for electronic voting. We can start piloting electronic voting machines on pilot basis to know if we will be able to use that in 2015,” Jega said.
On his part, Manwe said the House was determined to enhance the electoral process as part of its legislative agenda saying, “INEC must be funded on time to enable it conduct credible elections in 2015.”