Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola at the polling booth waiting to cast his vote ~ Israel Ojoko
Port Harcourt - A Nigerian Security
Expert based in South Africa, Prince Debo Adesina, on Monday called for the
enactment of a law that would allow Nigerians abroad vote in elections.
Adesina said in Port
Harcourt that Nigerians in diaspora had been clamouring for an opportunity to
participate in electing their leaders in the country.
He urged the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd),
to assist in seeing to the enactment of a law that would allow for Diaspora
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"We appeal to him to use his goodwill in facilitating the
enactment of a law that will allow Nigerians living abroad to vote in future
elections. This will give us a sense of belonging.
Diaspora are tired of being disenfranchised. We want the President-elect to see
to it that Nigerians abroad are allowed to vote in future,” he pleaded.
Adesina also urged the President-elect to make Nigerians
feel the impact of the Nigeria-South Africa bilateral relationship.
He said the relationship should create jobs and
opportunities for Nigerians at home and in South Africa.
‘’We have many Nigerians living in South Africa. MTN, a
South African owned company, makes so much money in Nigeria.
relationship should also allow GLO to make an in-road into South Africa to
create jobs for our people and also make money.
“At the moment, the
bilateral relationship is lop-sided because South African is benefitting more,’’