Lagos - The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the United States is optimistic millions of Nigerians in the Diaspora would be granted the right to vote in the next general election.
“We are very optimistic with the present administration making Diaspora Nigerians Voting in 2019 a dream come through, as a result of meetings with party stalwarts and outcomes,” APC USA International Secretariat.
The organisation mentioned meetings with Segun Oni, Deputy National Chairman - South, AlhBalaMoh’d Gwangwarwa - National Treasurer, Senator Binta Masi Garba, Dr. Muhammad Sani Abdu, Solomon Dalung, many others, and delivered Right to Vote letters accordingly.
“These teams share Diaspora Nigerians Voting Rights come 2019!”
APC’s USA entity appealed to the new administration to ensure millions outside the country voted.
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APC USA International Secretariat said the request was sequel to its submission to 8th National Assembly in preparations for 2019 general polls with the advent of card reader, an instrument identified for 2015 poll grand success.
“This will automatically address the yearnings and aspirations of over 20 million Diaspora Nigerians patiently waiting to vote since the inception of democracy in 1999,” APC USA stated.
“With the free and fair 2015 polls, using the card reader, we have to
believe Diaspora Voting is possible in the forthcoming 2019 polls and
Diaspora will not accept further disenfranchisement and resistance. If Nigeria is truly democratic, this is the time to accommodate all, including Diaspora Nigerian in the Bill of Right to Vote.”
APC USA thereby called on all registered political parties, most especially APC, civil societies; non-governmental organizations, Nigerians with friends and family abroad, religious and traditional leaders to team up with it in seeking the bill of rights to vote in 2019.
“Again, we enjoin all well-meaning compatriots to collaborate with us, insisting that the Diaspora Nigerians must be registered and allowed to vote from their nations of residence for the 2019 polls.”
- CAJ News