Electronic Voting is The Best Way to Avoid Election Rigging – Jonathan


Former Nigerian president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has given his view as to how rigging, manipulation, and all forms of electoral malpractices can be avoided in the country.

Jonathan opined that the best and only way for electoral crimes to be avoided not just in Nigeria but across Africa is through electronic voting.

The former Nigerian leader made this rather controversial submission during the Osasu Show Symposium 2020

Jonathan said that mere election does not necessarily amount to democracy and that the results of polls should not be determined by the tribunal but strictly by ballots.

He stated: “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 a military dictatorship. So from me, the reforms first get to us making the vote counts.”

Jonathan admitted that although there are fears that electronic means can be manipulated through hacking, it remains the best way forward.

Stressing his point, he posited: “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.”


Michael KimVerified

Posted Sep 11th, 2020

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