Election rigging and the use of technology : the Smart Card Reader as the Joker in Nigeria’s 2015 Presidential Election

  title={Election rigging and the use of technology : the Smart Card Reader as the Joker in Nigeria’s 2015 Presidential Election},
  author={Osita Agbu},
  journal={Journal of Agricultural Education},
  • O. Agbu
  • Published 1 October 2016
  • Economics
  • Journal of Agricultural Education
Elections provide the platform for political succession in Nigeria, as elsewhere. They used to provide an opportunity for fraudulent individuals and groups to perpetrate acts of rigging against both other contestants and the electorate. Through no fault of their own stakeholders and the electorate are sidelined through unbridled rigging, thus losing the election or having their votes stolen or cancelled. This was the situation until the arrival of the permanent voter’s cards and the smart card… Expand
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