Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Nigeria’s former President has said that the outcome of elections must be decided by ballots and not by courts.
According to Jonathan, electronic voting is the only way to get to credible elections in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. Jonathan made this known while speaking on The Osasu Show Symposium 2020.
In his word “For elections to be democratic, that means that the outcome of the elections must depend on the ballot, not any other institution, not even the court.
He also said if the ballots don’t decide who wins, then we should be sure that we are not practicing democracy at all.
“And if we are now in a situation where people use force of arms and thugs to win elections, then we can’t say we are practicing democracy,” Jonathan added.
It would be recalled that elections procedures in Nigeria is always characterized by many electoral malpractices amongst other vices.