Nigeria: Expert Canvasses Forensic Protection of Votes

In order to make sure that the results from the forth-coming elections are secured, valid and credible, especially with the use of the Direct Data Capture Machines, an IT expert has advocated the roles of computer forensics in protecting electronic votes against wholesale fraud. Dr. Peter Olu Olayiwola, President of Computer Forensics Institute, Nigeria (CFIN), who advanced the idea, said just as it is prevalent that electronic voting is liable to manipulation, there is need to analyse the working security systems to ensure ballot security, accuracy and reliability…

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