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NASENI Unveils Nigeria's First Solar Powered Electronic Voting Machine.

Shortly after WEMA bank launched the first solar-powered mobile branch, the federal government of Nigeria through the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has unveiled Nigeria’s first solar-powered electronic voting machine which could replace the traditional system of voting in Nigeria.
The solar-powered electronic machine was made in Nigeria by NASENI and is said to support cloud-based computing, a tech trend that has received a lukewarm reception in Nigeria but could help ensure a transparent election process.
 

An example of an electronic voting machine in India


According to the Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Ogbonnaya Onu:

I’m exceptionally happy that the agency has made this major contribution and break through to our nation. For too long, elections in the country have been characterized by malpractices with lots of energy and resources spent on post elections court processes and litigations.”

For what it’s worth, anything that can be hacked will be hacked, electronic voting machines are no exception.
However, the difference between potential rigging of paper ballots and electronic voting machines is that the former is a deliberate violation of the intentions of “one person, one vote” by elected officials while the other is the sabotage of the voting process by nefarious people (e.g., Russian operatives or plain malicious hackers).
With that said, what do you think of this latest development — do you think paper ballots are the best available technology for casting votes?

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6 comments on “NASENI Unveils Nigeria's First Solar Powered Electronic Voting Machine.

  1. agbero says:

    hope they are not trying to use this stuff to make sure they remain in power come 2019 bcus we nor go hear that one o

    1. Kaybang says:

      *dies*
      Hahahahahaha!! Incredible comment

  2. pWilliams says:

    As much as this is a welcomed development….But so far it is in the hands of Nigerians, they will always try to manipulate it… Anyway I wish them success

  3. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    …WELL,I WANT TO SAY THIS IS A WELCOME IDEA.LET’S SEE HOW THIS GOES.ALTHOUGH,PEOPLE MAY WANT TO REJECT THIS IN THE NEXT ELECTION,BUT WE STILL HAVE TO GO THAT WAY ONE DAY…

  4. KingAbsolute says:

    Unless NASENI will conduct the election themselves, INEC will always be compromised, especially this regime that has nothing working positively. Unless God intervention during next election, which every Nigerian is praying for.

  5. Oj_Ina says:

    Lol… Electronic Voting…. My pipu, I promise you the next governor or president won’t bother to campaign or do any rally…. dy Go dy Find American hackers Ni… well sha. it’s an improvement for Naija sha ….i must Go into politics also

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