Omoba Tunde Ajibulu, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday said Nigerians should expect a more transparent and credible electoral process in the 2023 general elections if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) can infuse more technology in voting.
While applauding INEC over the manner it conducted the Anambra governorship election, Ajibulu, a former member of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in the 2019 general elections in an interview said the usage of technology will greatly reduce human interference, thereby making the election credible.
He said, “I have always posited every election in Nigeria will be better than the last as we infuse more technology and reduce human interference in the process.
“I attended the Senior Executive course 42, 2020 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Kuru, and this was my position in my 100-page personal research project titled “The Electronic Voting Process in Nigeria, Challenges and Opportunities.
“We will see more infusion of technology in our voting process by 2023 and based on that, I believe INEC will conduct very credible elections the most recent being the Anambra State elections.
On the controversy trailing the Electoral Amendment Bill between the National Assembly and governors, Ajibulu said the adoption of direct primaries will strengthen intra-party democracy and enhance the leadership selection process in the country.
”I believe that is the right direction as it will strengthen Nigeria’s intra-party democracy, promote merit and ultimately, enhance the leadership selection process.”