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Nigerians in New York have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to look into the possibility of including them to vote during elections in the country.

Mr Obed Monago, the continental Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora (NIDO) , stated this at an interactive session between the president and the Nigerians in Diaspora in America, on the sideline of the ongoing 73rd UN General Assembly in New York.

The meeting was convened by the Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Monago also called on the Independent Electoral Commission and the National Assembly to facilitate the amendment of the relevant sections of the Electoral Act to accommodate people living outside the country in the electoral process.

He said that Nigerians in Diaspora should be given opportunity to exercise their franchise wherever they lived for a number of reasons.

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He said that Nigerians living outside the country should have the right to vote because they were citizens of Nigeria interested in the affairs of their own country.

He said: “The Diaspora should be allowed to vote because they make considerable contribution to the economy through huge financial inflow.’

According to him, there is a sizable amount of Nigerian citizens living outside the country; and Diaspora voting is consistent with global best practices.

In an interview with newsmen, the Chairman, NIDOA U.S., Mrs Patience Key, urged all Nigerians in the U.S. to join efforts to improve Nigeria’s economy.
We have seen it all in America so we can replicate such development in our homeland, Nigeria,” she said..She stated that many Nigerians in the U.S. were successful individually but not collectively.

Key advised that working collectively was vital for nation building, development and transformation
She noted that individual successes were good but collective effort could not be undermined as it produced more outstanding results.



  1. Keep it real

    September 28, 2018 at 9:27 PM

    Nido chairman, so voting is the only & main problem facing citizens of Nigeria both home and abroad..
    I’m strongly believe you have all your families in the U.S.. that’s why the only question you have for president Buhari is damm voting, while people are dying of hunger and killings from fulani herdsmen.. mo***fucker talk about job creation, security, electricity, drivable roads, schools and hospitals isn’t supposed to be a necessity?? not a privilege!!!
    So painful to see someone that can’t keep it real

  2. Ace

    September 28, 2018 at 11:31 PM

    Thank you ” keep it real”
    What’s your business with voting Mr Obed! Why didn’t you advised the President to retire from politics, he’s old, and fragile. He needs rest.
    Obed, you live in New York, did you ever see where citizens outside America vote from out of the country? If you have nothing to say, just keep quiet, and stop vomiting rubbish. Voting ko, voting ni! It’s better you go to Nige and vote in 2019. Yeye de smell. I am sure you are one those that haven’t been in niaja for donkey years, why don’t you go back home.

  3. uzoma

    September 29, 2018 at 8:28 PM

    Thank you @keeping it real and Ace. I was there but refused to take the stupid pictures with them when it became clear all they are there for is to kiss the President’s ass. Nobody has the courage to tell Buhari the truth and those of who wanted to say the truth were vetted and refused audience.

  4. Yetty mama

    September 30, 2018 at 2:36 AM

    Vote Omoyele Sowore. Take it back !!! AAC Party

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