The Diaspora Voting Right Movement, a Nigerian Group based in the United Kingdom, on Wednesday called on the Federal Government to legalise Diaspora voting. Dr Philip Idaewor, the Convener of the group, said on the telephone from London that the clamour for Diaspora voting had been on for more than a decade. “ As women celebrate 100 years of voting rights in the United Kingdom, Nigerians in the Diaspora renew call for the right to vote in elections in Nigeria,” he said.
He described the situation as “ grave injustice and denial of basic fundamental right” of such Nigerians not to elect their political leaders.
“ We are renewing the call for all relevant agencies and authorities of the Nigerian government to have a rethink and expeditiously activate this citizens’ right to all Nigerians regardless of their abode, especially as the world remembers and celebrates the courage shown by the suffragettes who, against all prejudices and antagonism, stood up and fought for the right of women to vote in elections in the United Kingdom some 100 years ago,” he said.
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