FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan has linked thuggery to the use of youths to win elections.
Speaking at the Third Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Ogbia held at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Otakeme, Bayelsa State, Jonathan stated that electronic voting will stop hooliganism, cultism and thuggery by more than 50 percent.
He said, “Our political activities, particularly the use of young people as militiamen and thugs to win elections, have increased the security challenges facing our country.
“Some of these youths are so protected that even the police cannot arrest them because they are ‘boys’ to powerful politicians who use them during elections.
“That is why I have always advocated that for us to move forward as a country, we must adopt electronic voting where nobody will use thugs to win elections.
“With electronic voting, hooliganism and cultism will drop by at least 50 per cent.”