The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said Nigeria needs to reform its electoral system by adopting electronic voting to help in eliminating the errors caused by human factors in compiling election results.
Onu said this when he paid a facility visit to the Electronic Development Institute (ELDI) in Awka, Anambra State, yesterday.
The minister, who was confident that when Nigeria reforms her electoral system by adopting e-voting, malpractices, fraud and less credible results would be a thing of the past, added that more Nigerians would be willing to participate in the electoral process.
According to him, the nation’s democratic process will experience tremendous improvement when these reforms take place.
“Democracy is like a living organism that grows like humans, animals and plants, for this to happen we need electronic voting, as this will reduce malpractices associated with human errors,” he said.