Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State is optimistic that electronic voting is possible in Nigeria, with the right determination.
He also noted that the success recorded in the last Local Government election conducted via electronic voting in the state, was a demonstration that it was possible across the country.
El-Rufai made the statement in a statewide broadcast on Wednesday to thank the people of the state. He also welcomed the election as a unifying moment, describing the results as significant in advancing political consensus in the state and overcoming divisions.
According to the Governor, his administration had placed the credibility and integrity of the electoral process above the discredited practice of previous governments of winner takes all.
He commended the electorates for showing, for the second time, that there was no obstacle to the successful adoption of electronic voting technology in Nigeria.
El-Rufai however, recalled that voters in the state, first made history on May 12, 2018 when they cast their ballots on electronic voting machines to elect chairmen and councillors for the 23 local government councils in the state.