‘Only technology can guarantee transparency, credibility of electoral process’ – INEC

…Releases list of 478 candidates for 68 FCT constituency seats

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has stressed the place of appropriate technology deployment in the effort by nations to guarantee transparency and credibility in the electoral process.

The INEC boss affirmed this when he received a delegation from the National Electoral Commission of Liberia, who are in the country to understudy the country’s voter bio-metric registration process.

Prof Yakubu said nations across the globe are moving away from the manual Electoral process and commended the Liberia Electoral Commission for taking the bold step to migrate to the use of technology.

” In Nigeria, we are convinced that the use of appropriate technology is one of the best guarantees for transparency and credibility of the electoral process”.

Meanwhile, the Commission has released the list of 478 candidates that have passed the required scrutiny to contest for various constituency seats in the February 2022 Council election in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The candidates who represent 14 of the 18 political parties will vie for Chairman, Vice Chairman of the six Area Councils of Bwari, Abaji, Kwali, Kuje, Gwagwalada and Abuja Municipal Area Council, (AMAC), as well as the counselorship seats in the LGAs.

Of the numbers, 110 are squaring for the chairman and vice Chairman positions, while the 363 candidates will slug it out in the 68 counselorship seats.

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