The President of the Federal republic of Nigerian has said he was never against voting by Nigerians in diaspora. The President made this known in Addis Ababa in a meeting with Nigerian Community Executive Committe in Ethiopia.
The NICE members were led by David Omozuafoh to the meeting, which was organized by the Chairman / Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Buhari said, ”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 independent Electoral Commission has asserted overtime that it has the capacity to conduct election even in Nigeria and Diaspora, but there is no provision for such in the Electoral Acts.