House of Reps adopt electronic-voting system
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has announced the completion of electronic voting system for members of the lower chamber.
Mr. Dogara said the adoption of the system was in tandem with the legislative goals of the 8th National Assembly.
In a statement posted on his personal Website Monday, Mr. Dogara said paperworks had been dispatched to all the 360 lawmakers in the House for collation of data needed for production of their e-voting cards.
Mr. Dogara said the modern voting system made provisions for easy scrutiny of members’ voting records, patterns and punctuality by their constituents.
According to the legislative agenda of the 8th Assembly, “The 8th House commits to the use of ICT (Information and communications technology) in the daily conduct of legislative activities of the House. E-parliament and e-voting platforms will be made a regular feature of the House.”
“E-voting will be used regularly during voting to properly reflect voting records of Members and parliamentary accountability. The House shall collaborate with relevant stakeholders to achieve the goal of an e-parliament,” the agenda reads.
The electronic-parliament will operate on a modern, cutting edge digital technology, Mr. Dogara said.
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