El-Rufai Reveals Governor Who Wrote Election Results Instead Of Conducting Election

El-Rufai Reveals Governor Who Wrote Election Results Instead Of Conducting Election. Former Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has leveled accusations against a governor from the northwest region, alleging that instead of conducting free and fair elections, the governor has been writing election results.

El-Rufai revealed that this governor had sought his advice on conducting credible elections, but disregarded the counsel given to him and continued with the practice of manipulating election outcomes.

El-Rufai made these remarks on Monday in Maiduguri while delivering a lead paper at a capacity-building workshop for top officials of the Borno State government.

Highlighting the issue of state electoral commissions being used as tools for rigging by governors, El-Rufai recounted his experience of introducing electronic voting during his tenure as Governor of Kaduna State.

He explained how the use of electronic voting led to credible local government elections, despite losing some areas to the opposition due to the transparency of the process.

El-Rufai revealed that a governor from the Northwest region, impressed by the electronic voting system, sought his assistance in adopting the technology for his state’s local government elections.

However, after offering to provide the necessary equipment for a fee, the governor did not follow through and instead resorted to the traditional method of writing election results.

During his lecture, El-Rufai advocated for the abolition of state electoral commissions, suggesting that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) could oversee all local government elections.

He emphasized the need for transparency and fairness in electoral processes to uphold democracy.