Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has appealed to the National Assembly to ensure the inclusion of electronic voting and transmission in the electoral amendment bill to enhance free and fair election in the country.
Tambuwal who said he is speaking as a former Speaker and member of the National Assembly and not as a governor stressed that allowing INEC to use electronic voting without electronic transmission could be counterproductive.
According to him, the international community, INEC,the entire civil society and almost all the political parties are in support of the electronic transmission of votes.
The former speaker said the INEC has demonstrated and assured that it has the technology to transmit votes electronically even without the Internet.
Tambuwal cited example of the Edo and Ondo States elections where electronic transmission of votes casted clearly revealed the voters wishes.
He added that once results are announced from the collation centre, any person can monitor without any human error.