Dogara: Speaker approves use of e-voting system for Reps

Yakubu Dogara

Dogara said the adoption of the electronic voting system, was in line with the House’s resolve to embrace Information Technology (IT).

The House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara has announced the adoption of an electronic voting system in the Green chambers.

Dogara said the new technology will enable lawmakers carry out the voting process in the House, transparently, adding that it will also monitor voting patterns and punctuality among the Reps.

The Speaker said the adoption of the electronic voting system, was in line with the House’s resolve to embrace Information Technology (IT).

Dogara said the agenda of the 8th Assembly states that “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,”

He also said House members have been given forms to fill their details, so their e-voting card can be produced.

Yakubu Dogara announced that laws that will ensure that the rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are protected, will soon be enacted.

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