President Muhammadu Buhari has added his voice to the advocacy for Diaspora voting by supporting the calls by Nigerians in the Diaspora to vote in future elections.
But he said such a decision should pass through a legislative process.
“I have said it severally that I am not against it (Diaspora voting). However, you will need to convince the National Assembly to amend the relevant laws to make Diaspora voting a reality,” the President said.
A bill sponsored by Hon (Mrs) Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, as part of the advocacy by the Nigeria Diaspora Voting Council, seeking to accommodate Nigerians living abroad in the electoral and voting processes has passed second reading at the National Assembly.
Source: The Nation Newspaper.