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Kukah Centre sues for use of social media to foster peace

Cross section of participants at the training. Photo: Muzha Kucha/Radio Nigeria

The Kukah Centre has called on political parties to take advantage of the social media to guarantee peace during and after the general elections on Saturday.

At a training in Abuja for political parties on the importance of elections and technology, electronic voting and the use of social media, the centre in collaboration with the European Union, cautioned political stakeholders to cherish the national good over sentiments.

The training facilitator, Austin Aigbe from the Centre said the role of technology in the forthcoming election, has heighened the level of confidence in electoral processs.

He noted the expected impact of the BVAS in curtailing electoral offenses such as stealing of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), underaged voting, identity theft and multiple votes.

To address the weaknesses of political parties, Mr Aigbe observed that there must be strong regulations to control the continuous ‘cross-carpeting’ of politicians from one party to another.

Executive Project Director, Kukah Centre, Reverend Father Atta Barkindo said the training was needed to guarantee peaceful electioneering across the country.

Writing by Muzha Kucha; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu