Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it had developed a special mobile application that would allow Nigerians monitor the 2019 general election and reduce electoral malfeasance.
The National Commissioner with INEC and Chairman, Board of The Electoral Institute, TEI, Dr. Mustapha Lecky, made the disclosure in Abuja, while declaring open a three-day workshop on Electoral Security Training of Trainers Workshop for State Training Officers.
He said the app, which can be freely downloaded through the INEC website or Google Playstore has geo-referencing features which can enable officials of the commission identify wherever challenges may arise and alert security agencies to take charge in any part of the country.
According to him, the app was developed to address the new phenomenon of “vote buying,” a recurring feature in recent elections in the country.
He said: “We have deployed something that as at today, if you go to INEC website or Google play, you can download an INEC i-reporter which is something that INEC has spent a lot of money in developing.