Labour Party (LP) on Monday tasked the national Assembly legalise use of technology in the electoral amendment ahead of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.
This was part of the resolutions of Labour Party on the National Executive Council (NEC) on Monday in Benin City, Edo State Capital where Mr. Farouk Ibrahim and Mr. Julius Abure were elected as the national Secretary and national Chairman of the party respectively for a four-year tenure.
It stated that move would enable voters to be electronically accredited, confirm, authenticate, verify a voter and polling unit election results are published for onward transmission electronically to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) website and other platforms.
The newly elected national Chairman of LP, Mr. Julius Abure who read the resolutions at the meeting, said the alterations will also confer the power on INEC to adopt electronic voting and electronic voting, and electronic collation and transmission of election results.
The party also called on concerned authorities to “reflect amendments that will ease the participation of the visually impaired persons and other persons living with disabilities in the electoral process and enhance the participation of youths and women in the proposal.
The appealed to the federal Government to jettison the current policy of allowing market forces, the international prices of crude oil to determine the price of petrol and petroleum products because “it is making life more difficult for Nigerians”.
Expressing worries over the incessant hikes in prices of petroleum products, the party wondered why the Government should allow the international prices of crude oil to determine the cost of petroleum products in Nigeria where crude oil is an abundant resources.
Continuing, LP, decried the security challenges in the nation and sued for the review of the security crisis, which manifests itself in form of Boko Haram insurgency, kidnappings, farmers and herders’ clashes and other violent crimes.