Ahead of the 2023 Nigerian general election, former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has warned Nigerians to be vigilant about the use of technology in the electoral process as it could be used to manipulate the process and steal the mandate of the town.

The veteran Kenyan politician had this to say in his keynote speech at the 14th Annual LEADERSHIP Conferences and Awards themed “Credible Elections and an Economy in Transition” held in Abuja on Tuesday.

Welcoming guests on the occasion, LEADERSHIP Group President Ms. Zainab Nda-Isaiah said the theme for this year’s edition was appropriate as it comes at a time when Nigeria is heading towards an election. important.

“Nigeria, which has around 16 percent of the continent’s population and its largest economy, has experienced stable constitutional rule over the past 24 years, including the displacement of an opposition ruling party via The Mighty ticket. Ballot in a transition acclaimed around the world. balloon. And we sincerely thank God for it.

“However, the challenge of the moment, as we await the elections in February and March, is how, once again, to carry out free, credible and transparent elections at all levels of government, which will hopefully pave the way for the enormous , huge (excuse my French) task of rebuilding a country that currently faces multiple challenges in a very difficult and hostile macroeconomic environment.”