Abuja - Citizens of Indonesia living in Nigeria have been granted the permission to partake in their country’s forthcoming Parliamentary election by casting their votes in Lagos and Abuja.
Nigeria's Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) said the permission was granted to these citizens living in the country following a request a request by the Indonesian High Commission in Abuja.
Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, said Diaspora-voting by Indonesians in Nigeria will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the country’s Consular offices.
Idowu said that the voting will be conducted as part of the Parliamentary elections in mainland Indonesia scheduled for next Wednesday.
The INEC Press Secretary also said that similar voting rights would soon be extended to Nigerians living abroad.
He noted that INEC would not relent in its aspiration to make local electoral systems more inclusive by accommodating such classes of Nigerians.
– CAJ News
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