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Delta State University SUG Conducts First Ever Online Voting In Nigeria

Main Entrance, DELSU. Photo: The Sun Nigeria
Main Entrance, DELSU. Photo: The Sun Nigeria

The Students Union Government (SUG) of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka has conducted the first ever solely online election in Nigeria.

The election software developed by the university enabled the students, during the just concluded students’ union government election, to vote online from any location within and outside the institution.

As the students voted using their mobile phones and other devices, the results were made visible to any of them who logged on to the voting site and this made the election seamless, peaceful and comfortable.

According to the Dean of Students’ Affairs of the institution, Prof. Augustus Atubi, the online electoral feat was attained because of the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Victor Finipaya Peretomode.

The Dean said the VC’s flair for the continuous adoption, acquisition and application of digital tools and processes in the institution made the election a success.

“The VC has put together a crack team of professional Information and Communication Technologies developers in the ICT Unit of the university who have made groundbreaking digital innovation. The online voting platform is just one of the digital innovations propelled by the VC,” the Dean added.

The students of the institution commended the VC for the adoption of the online method adding that the experience was like what they read, watch or hear about in advanced countries.

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