Friday, February 20, 2009

Nigerians in Diaspora to vote in 2011, says Iwu - Guardian Newspapers

Guardian Newspapers: Nigerians in Diaspora to vote in 2011, says Iwu
From Mohammed Abubakar, Abuja

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has hinted on the possibility of extending voting rights to Nigerians living abroad in the next general election, in deference to a recent court decision. Before now, it has not been possible for Nigerians in Diaspora to vote in the country's democratic process.

While receiving a delegation from Angola led by that country's Vice Minister for Territorial Administration and Electoral Matters, Edeltrudes Costa in Abuja yesterday, INEC Chairman, Prof. Maurice Iwu, said the consideration followed a recent court pronouncement in Nigeria on the need to give Nigerians outside the country the right to participate in the country's electoral process.

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