How to ease Africa’s electoral process with ICT — Obasanjo, Jega

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A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday proffered solutions to some bottlenecks associated with the electoral process in Africa, urging leaders to deploy the Information Communication Technology to ease the process.

Obasanjo, alongside a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, spoke yesterday in Abeokuta at a meeting of some African leaders on the review electoral systems in Africa.

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At the meeting were former Ghanaian President John Mahama, Ernest Koroma (Sierra Leone) and a former Prime Minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga.

Obasanjo, who is the chairman of the African Progress Group said a seamless electoral process would guarantee sound governance, which he noted remained “a much sought-after element in the development of Africa.”

Jega said the use of appropriate technology would improve the efficiency of the conduct of elections as well as the integrity of elections, worldwide and especially in Africa.”

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