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Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by Amotolongbo(f): 10:09am On Sep 10
Goodluck Jonathan, former president of Nigeria and UN special envoy on crisis management, says for electronic voting is the only way to get to credible elections in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.

Speaking on the presidential panel of The Osasu Show Symposium 2020, Jonathan said the outcome of elections should be decided by the ballots, not by any other means — not even the courts.

“To me if Africa especially will move forward is not just about routine conducts of elections, this year alone in West Africa made up of 15 states, we have five states that had elections,” Jonathan said.

“So in terms of regular elections, we are progressing, but are these elections credible? Are they representing a constructional democratic setting is the issue.

“Regular elections, fine, but elections per se is not democracy. If the votes of the citizens don’t count, then it is as good as military dictatorship. So from me, the reforms first get to us making the vote counts.

“And taking a critical examination about the way elections are being conducted across the continent at least from the once I’ve observed, I’ve seen that the only thing that we must do to get there is through electronic voting.

“People may feel, yes someone could manipulate, smart boys who can hack into the system and do all kinds of things, yes, but still people still use electronic system to move hundreds of millions of dollars across the world. So I still believe very sincerely that that is the way to go.”

Jonathan signed Nigeria’s electoral act in 2010, pushing a number of reforms, including the overhaul of voter’s register.

Elections must be decided by the ballots — NOT the courts
Jonathan, who is known to favour technology, added that for elections to be credible, they have to be decided by the ballot, not by any other institutions, including the courts.

“For elections to be democratic, that means that the outcome of the elections must depend on the ballot not any other institution, not even the court.

“If the ballots don’t decide who wins, then we are not practicing democracy. And If we are now in a situation where people use force of arms using thugs that is well in Nigeria to win elections, then we can’t say we are practicing democracy.”



https://www.thecable.ng/electronic-voting-is-the-only-way-to-credible-elections-says-jonathan/amp?__twitter_impression=true

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by youngsahito(m): 10:14am On Sep 10
PLS,IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A GIRL YOU HAD SEX WITH 14TH OF FEBRUARY TO PUT TO BIRTH 7TH OF SEPTEMBER.

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by Positiveminds(m): 10:21am On Sep 10
A particular session of the country will never like this. Truth is that if votes don't count, whatever government is formed is illegitimate.

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by Lamasta(m): 10:21am On Sep 10
The question is is our nation and especially politicians ready for E-voting

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by Cyberterror: 10:25am On Sep 10
So that PDP can hire hackers to falsify the results. Even a wealthy country like USA don't do electronic voting because they know the pitfalls therein.

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by spy24(m): 10:42am On Sep 10
Way to go

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by Esseite: 10:44am On Sep 10
Cyberterror:
So that PDP can hire hackers to falsify the results. Even a wealthy country like USA don't do electronic voting because they know the pitfalls therein.

- You now have helicopters shooting at voters from the sky..
- You now have result re-written in collation centres, while cancelled results are re-added.
- You now have blatant hijacking, point blank murders and visible money sharing at polling units with reckless abandon.

But to you, these are not growing menace, technology is your worst nightmare..

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by spy24(m): 10:51am On Sep 10
Cyberterror:
So that PDP can hire hackers to falsify the results. Even a wealthy country like USA don't do electronic voting because they know the pitfalls therein.

Which PDP ? The one wey APC they do na wetin

Oga if banks can now be running 24 hours online with little or no problem with hackers then we can also do elections same way if we are serious

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by bishop4life(m): 1:23pm On Sep 10
youngsahito:
PLS,IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A GIRL YOU HAD SEX WITH 14TH OF FEBRUARY TO PUT TO BIRTH 7TH OF SEPTEMBER.


congratulations on your newly arrived consignment.

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by Patrioticman007(m): 2:42pm On Sep 10
These type of statements will only come out of Mr clueless president.

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by flexd99(m): 2:42pm On Sep 10
True, but Nigeria is ready for that now
Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by Madibah(m): 2:43pm On Sep 10
youngsahito:
PLS,IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A GIRL YOU HAD SEX WITH 14TH OF FEBRUARY TO PUT TO BIRTH 7TH OF SEPTEMBER.

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by ojuu4u(m): 2:43pm On Sep 10
Here in 9ja, we shall manipulate it to favour incumbents, in fact no policy that works perfectly in advanced country that can work 60% in Nigeria. I trust my people they will device mean to corrupt and manipulate it.

Education came..now certificate become merchandise

Religion came....now business centers

Democracy came...now cracydemo


Internet came.....now yahoo plus.

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by Romanoff(f): 2:43pm On Sep 10
Kolewerk

Cause we have the means to conduct electronic voting but we don't use it.

SIM registration, BVN and National ID card are available for fancy.

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by Authoreety: 2:43pm On Sep 10
Son of man

Jonathan nwoke oma

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by EyezofGod120: 2:43pm On Sep 10
My national ID card don reach 5yrs,,I never see am,,electronic voting go reach 50yrs

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by smartval(m): 2:43pm On Sep 10
If only the dictator will give room for credible election
Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by Ogaabas: 2:44pm On Sep 10
Really
Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by Authoreety: 2:44pm On Sep 10
Except the righteous rules, Nigeria can never get it right..

Take a look at Ebonyi state

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by Nobody: 2:44pm On Sep 10
Voggonto:
Can't it be hacked

Not so
Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by PureGoldh(m): 2:44pm On Sep 10
In Nigeria where a dude hacked Access Bank catalog

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by Timekeeper: 2:44pm On Sep 10
Truth true
Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by gangstarmonk(m): 2:44pm On Sep 10
I pray it works.
Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by aaking(m): 2:44pm On Sep 10
Okay oo. In 6years you have the power to bring electronic machines for voting system in our nation but you are building and beautifying the north thinking they'll favour you. That's how formal President Obasanjo saying Buhari has sidelined the yoruba people but he fail to help them when he was in power, he left Lagos state to suffer for 3yrs without giving them allocation. May we not offer God a belated offering

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by Timekeeper: 2:45pm On Sep 10
youngsahito:
PLS,IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A GIRL YOU HAD SEX WITH 14TH OF FEBRUARY TO PUT TO BIRTH 7TH OF SEPTEMBER.

8 months?? She may have premature birth

Congrats daddy

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by leo1234(m): 2:45pm On Sep 10
youngsahito:
PLS,IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A GIRL YOU HAD SEX WITH 14TH OF FEBRUARY TO PUT TO BIRTH 7TH OF SEPTEMBER.



Was the delivery preterm?

Did she do any ultrasound scan during the pregnancy?

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Re: Jonathan: Electronic Voting Is The Only Way To Credible Elections by Mikelarteta(m): 2:45pm On Sep 10
Atiku the server master will like this lol. GEJ Buhari has made you look like an Angel. We miss you and mama peace.

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