The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is presently drilling media executives on how to use the commission’s newly introduced Voter Enrollment Device, which will aid the Continuous Voter Registration scheduled to commence nationwide next Monday.
Ekwi Ajide of our Abuja bureau reports that the National Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, in a welcome address, said the introduction of a portal for Nigerians to begin registration online at the comfort of their homes before completing the exercise at designated centers is to make the Continuous Voter Registration exercise easier while centers remain decongested.
He pledged the commitment of the commission to continue to deepening the use of technology in the electoral process so as to ensure free and fair elections in the country, Professor Yakubu thanked the media for remaining supportive of the Commission’s initiatives saying that such supports have increased the successes recorded.
Speaking, the National President of the Nigeria Union of journalists, NUJ, Comrade Chris Isiguzo, while expressing satisfaction that previous engagements are yielding positive results, appreciated the Commission for carrying the media along even as he commended the INEC for beginning what he termed, the process of a digitized electoral process.
Comrade Isiguzo admitted that online registration will go a long way in checkmating political actors, who believe money can solve all problems.