Politics

2023: Ex-INEC chairman denies presidential ambition, tackle lawmakers over e-transmission of results

A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, has said he is not interested in contesting the 2023 presidential election.

He also blamed the National Assembly for opposing the use of electronic transmission of results in the country’s electoral process.

Jega, who argued that the electronic transmission of results was cost-effective and easier to deploy, urged the lawmakers to remove the legal impediment to actualise its usage.

He faulted the constitutional provision that prohibited the use of technology for electronic voting in Nigeria.

The former INEC boss spoke in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, during a lecture organised by Kwara Visioners Network for Rural Development.

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