Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, stated it had developed a particular cellular software that will enable Nigerians monitor the 2019 common election and cut back electoral malfeasance.
A Nationwide Commissioner with INEC and Chairman, Board of The Electoral Institute, TEI, Dr. Mustapha Lecky, made the disclosure in Abuja, whereas declaring open a three-day workshop on Electoral Safety Coaching of Trainers Workshop for State Coaching Officers.
He stated the app, which will be freely downloaded by means of the INEC web site or Google Playstore has geo-referencing options which might allow officers of the fee determine wherever challenges could come up and alert safety companies to take cost in any a part of the nation.
In response to him, the app was developed to handle the brand new phenomenon of “vote shopping for,” a recurring characteristic in latest elections within the nation.
He stated: “Now we have deployed one thing that as at right now, if you happen to go to INEC web site or Google play, you’ll be able to obtain an INEC i-reporter which is one thing that INEC has spent some huge cash in creating.
“It permits each Nigerian to be an observer and a reporter of occasions because it occur.
“This you’ll be able to obtain freely and have it in your sensible telephones, so you’ll be able to take photos, you can too take a brief video and ship it to us.
“It’s geo-reference, so we all know precisely the place that situation is going down and we are able to simply draw the eye of police or different safety companies to be sure that matter is definitely addressed.”
On the problem of vote shopping for, Lecky stated the fee had deployed a variety of measures to make sure it doesn’t intrude with the electoral course of in 2019.