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Odinga, Obasanjo, others discuss role of ICT on African elections

Odinga, Obasanjo, others discuss role of ICT on African elections

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<p>Kenya’s former Prime Minister Raila Odinga joined former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo in discussing the role of Information and Communication Technology, <span class="caps">ICT</span>, on the the electoral process in Africa.</p> <p>Dubbed the The High-Level Meeting on <span class="caps">ICT</span> on the Electoral Process in Africa, the event was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state in southwest Nigeria.</p> <p>Odinga and Obasanjo were joined by two former presidents Sierra Leone’s Ernest Bai Koroma and Ghana’s John Dramani Mahama.</p> <p>According to Odinga, the meeting touched on mitigating the disruptive applications of <span class="caps">ICT</span> on elections. The former PM was a victim of technological manipulation during Kenya’s 2017 general elections.</p> <p>The coalition he led into the polls managed to overturn the results at the Supreme Court but boycotted the re-run ordered by the court claiming the elections body, <span class="caps">IEBC</span>, had not adequately implemented orders of the court.</p> <p>After swearing himself in as the ‘People’s president,’ he reached an agreement with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Both rivals opted to unite and heal the nation divided after the polls.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">At the high level working group meeting on mitigating disruptive applications of <span class="caps">ICT</span> on the electoral process in Africa alongside former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Ernest Koroma and John Mahama at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Centre in Abeokuta, Ogun State ?? . <a href="https://t.co/APuXyyhLDv">pic.twitter.com/APuXyyhLDv</a></p>— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) <a href="https://twitter.com/RailaOdinga/status/1075010613640921088?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 18, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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