Diri backs electronic voting to solve poll challenges


Daniels Igoni, Yenagoa

The Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, says electronic voting is the solution to Nigeria’s electoral challenges.

A statement on Sunday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, said Diri spoke at a reception in his honour in Sampou Community in the Kolokuma Local Government Area, noting that if the electronic could not solve all of the nation’s electoral problems, it would significantly reduce the challenges.

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The governor, who said electoral malpractices characterised the 2019 governorship election in the state, ascribed his victory to God.

He said  “Part of what would solve the problem of this country is electronic voting. I recommend e-voting, e-register and electronic elections in Nigeria.

“0It might not solve all our electoral problems but it would go far in resolving most of our electoral conflicts.

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“Our takeoff as a government was  very turbulent. But we have flown above the turbulent weather. Now we are stabilising and the testimony is all across the state. I only ask for your support.”

Also, the Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, called for patience and support for the administration, assuring that its prosperity agenda was guaranteed.

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