Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said the use of e-voting will help move the country to move forward. Dr. Jonathan who was speaking on Sunday during the Third Synod of the Diocese of Ogbia at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Otakeme, noted that the use of electronic voting in Nigeria will also drastically reduce the use of thugs by some power hungry politicians.
According to him; “that is why I have always advocated that for us to move forward as a country, we must use electronic voting where nobody will use thugs to win elections. Immediately we use electronic voting, the issue of thuggery and cultism will drop by at least 50 per cent.
“Our political activities particularly the use of young people as militiamen and thugs and so on to win elections has increased the security challenges facing our nation.
“Some of the youths they use are so protected that even the police cannot arrest them because they are ‘boys’ to powerful politicians who use them during elections.”