Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Senate rules out voting for Nigerians in Diaspora

13 December 2012, 10:10

Abuja - The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Electoral Matters, Sen. Andy Uba, in Abuja on Wednesday ruled out the much agitated voting of Nigerians in Diaspora.  

He made this known at the opening of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fourth quarter lecture with the theme, ``Review of the Legal regime in election management in Nigeria”.  

Uba said for now,  Nigerians in Diaspora would not be accommodated in the voting in the 2015 general elections.

According to him, the legal framework for Nigerians in Diaspora to vote in an election has not been worked out.

He explained that this was because ``no accurate data of Nigerians living in any particular country can be obtained from any of the Nigerian Embassies".

The committee chairman, however, said that this did not indicate that such voting would not be possible in the nearest future.

Uba added that ahead of the 2015 general elections the national assembly would be willing to appropriate more funds for INEC, where and when necessary, for free and fair elections.

NAN

Tags inec
NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Don Tommy
Like Nnamdi Kanu, like Saro-Wiwa

We all are watching as history is repeating itself in Nigeria in the most dramatic of fashions. We may recall that after Obasanjo handed over to Shagari in 1979... Read on Read more...

Submitted by
Daniel Evo
The way forward to achieve peace ...

Nigeria as a country has failed in many ways such as religion, ethnicity ,believe, leadership,Democratic conduct. Read more...

Submitted by
Gov Yahaya Bello 'needs support, ...

Bearing in mind that the present administration is only barely a few months in office, what Govevor Bello seriously needs right now is the prayers, support, patience and perseverance of all and sundry in the state, writes Hussain Obaro. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Are 'Fulani' terrorists being spo...

Are Fulani terrorists being sponsored by Boko Haram sponsors? I believe this is a legitimate question Nigerians must ask as the so-called Fulani herdsmen, continue to wage war against Nigeria, writes Peregrino Brimah.  Read more...

Submitted by
Seantie Anthony Tetkum
Happy couples and how they succee...

Three young hard working men consulted a wise old man on the best term of relationship to adopt before marriage after a heated argument among themselves. Read more...

Submitted by
Yunus Adamu Ibrahim
North south identity is the unity...

North-south/Muslim-Christian identities is the unit of the nation. Unity means honoring the universal truths of oneness: the quality of being united as one. Read more...