The All Nigeria Peoples Party in Lagos on Saturday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to stick to the open-secret ballot system of voting in future elections.
The state ANPP spokesman, Bishop Gabriel Omoruyi, told the News Agency of Nigeria after the party’s meeting on its forthcoming state congress in Lagos that it was not in support of the use of electronic voting in 2015.
“We are in support of the system we are used to which is the open-secret ballot system.
“Maybe in future, when majority of Nigerians understand how to use the electronic voting system, that could be introduced but for now, Nigerians are not matured for that,” he said.
Omoruyi urged INEC to improve on other areas such as voters register that was still a challenge to the electoral body.
“INEC still have a lot of problems with our voters register; so unless we have a voters register that is credible and formidable, our elections will still not be flawless.
“ The location of our polling units and security of elections are also problems to us.
“So there is always room for improvement for INEC”,” he said.
Earlier, the state ANPP Chairman, Alhaji Rasaq Oyekanmi, said that the party was waxing stronger by the day and dispelled insinuations of factions within it.
“We have succeeded in bringing together all the factions under one umbrella; we have dissolved the executive and now a caretaker committee has been set up to oversee the affairs of the party until we hold elections.
“So pending when the elections will hold, we will be working together to ensure a stronger party,’’ he said.
NAN reports that among ANPP chieftains present at the meeting were its former deputy state chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Etiko and Alhaji Noah Banre.