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Thursday, 3 May 2018

@Politics Africa: INEC is spending huge funds on Technology because there is no trust among politicians

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has revealed on Wednesday that the body is spending so much on technology simply because there is no trust among politician which made the Chairman of the electoral body, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu warned political parties against engaging in electioneering before the end of the year.

Yakubu said, “INEC is spending a huge amount of money on technology due to a lack of trust among politicians, the electorate and the commission. Such funds would have been channeled into useful programmes like immunisation and other health projects.”

Prof. Yakubu, said this at a town hall meeting on “Health, democracy and governance: Putting health as top political agenda of Nigeria,” organised by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).

Represented by a National Commissioner, Muhammed Lecky, the INEC boss said the commission was facing challenges posed by the social media.

The Chairman, Partners for Electoral Reforms and the co-convener of Say No Campaign Nigeria, Mr. Ezenwa Nwagwu, observed that the “pauperization of citizens by hurtful government policies, recent attempts at shutting down the corruption economy and the inability of many to adjust to the absence of free money for unbridled consumption and ostentation are a sure threat to the 2019 election.”

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