INEC asked to okay Diaspora voting in 2023 – The Nation Newspaper

Posted By on June 9, 2021

By Osagie Otabor, Akure

A political advocacy group, One Nation, One Destiny Advocacy and Awareness Initiative, on Tuesday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to amend the Electoral Act to make provision for Nigerians in the Diaspora to participate in the 2023 elections.

The group said taking such a step ahead of the polls would help to build a new, affectionate and united Nigeria.

Its National Coordinator, Hajia Khalima Kabir Lamisila, who spoke at the groups inaugural meeting via Zoom, said Nigerians in the Diaspora need equal opportunity to participate in the nations electoral process.

Hajia Lamisila emphasised the essence of love and unity for establishing oneness and togetherness in then country.

She urged relevant government agencies to sensitise Nigerians for a national rebirth.

The activist also urged Nigerians to rekindle the passion for love and unity among the citizenry to save the nation from disintegration.

In a communiqu issued at the end of the meeting, the group promised to reach out to majority of Nigerians and create awareness about governments efforts to attend to their needs.

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