Nigerians in Diaspora Want Introduction of Electronic Voting


Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

Ekiti indigenes in the United States, under the auspices of Egbe Omo Ekiti, have called for the introduction of electronic voting in Nigeria.

The group made the call in a statement signed by its president, Dare Daramola, which was made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti on Friday.

Daramola said the use of electronic voting in Kaduna State during the just concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) was an indication that the system can work in the country.

Daramola, a former PDP Secretary in Ado Ekiti local government, also commended the governor of Ekiti State Ayo Fayose for the election and

nomination of Kolapo Olusola and Deji Ogunsakin as the party’s flag bearer and running mate respectively in the July 14 election in the state.

He said the choice of Ogunsakin was an answer to the call for youth involvement in politics and a clear statement that Nigerian youth were gradually getting recognition.

He urged other political parties in the country to emulate Ekiti PDP.

Daramola also urged all eligible voters in the state to collect their permanent voters card, saying the cards are their power.

On the issue of killings across the country, Daramola advised President Muhammadu Buhari to sack all the service chiefs and inject new bloods for better professionalism in the force.

He said the service chiefs had failed to provide security for Nigerians.

He also called for the establishment of cattle ranches across the country as a solution to herdsmen and farmers clashes.

Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) in Ekiti State, Rev. Tunde Afe, has saluted Muslims in the

state as they commence this year’s Ramadan fast.

In a goodwill message to Muslim Ummah, he urged them to devote their time to the essential teachings of Prophet Muhammed.

He said the opportunity that the Ramadan period affords for prayers shouldn’t be missed both for the country and humanity. He noted that

such an occasion that compels piety, discipline, control over the flesh and constant prayers was needed especially at this critical period in our nation’s history.

He enjoined all lovers of peace to join in the Ramadan fast as the blessings that accrue from such a holy exercise is inestimable.

He said he would endeavour to host the Muslim Ummah to felicitate with them at the end of the exercise.