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Nigeria’s Election Management System Is Chaotic – Jiti Ogunye

Mr Jiti Ogunye



A authorized practitioner, Mr Jiti Ogunye, has faulted the style by which elections are being managed within the nation.

He famous that the final two common elections performed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been accompanied by a number of challenges.

Ogunye, who was a visitor on Channels Television’s particular finish of the 12 months programme, 2019 End Of A Decade, on Tuesday decried the postponement of the elections.

He stated, “Generally, I think we will all agree that our election management system is chaotic. Our country is diverse, it is big.

“People have pointed to India as the biggest democracy on earth that they conducted election in a business-like manner without much violence and all that; so, why can’t Nigeria do so?”

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“It is still very likely that even with the unfortunate postponement we had in 2015 and the one that we had this year; in the future, it is still possible that we are going to have that kind of problem,” the lawyer added.

He, nonetheless, known as on the federal government to rise as much as its duty and deal with the various challenges dealing with threatening the conduct of elections.

Ogunye proposed the adoption of a digital system to conduct elections, stressing that this is able to function a fast repair to a few of the issues.

According to him, going digital will instantly get rid of the problem of poll field snatching and make the conduct of elections cheaper and fewer cumbersome.

The lawyer stated, “The point is that from what we can see, we will have to keep fit with the possibility of digitising our electoral system to solve many of the problems that we encounter while conducting an election.”

He listed a few of the challenges to incorporate logistics, violence, electoral malpractices and sharp practices by electoral officers and politicians amongst others.

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