By Christian George
A Nigerian UK-based medical practitioner, Dr. Charles Ojukwu has pleaded with the federal government to make provision for diaspora voting in future polls.
Dr. Ojukwu said this in a chat with NAN in Abatete on Sunday, suggesting that the diaspora voting would enable Nigeria’s Diaspora Community to vote wherever they reside without returning home.
Aside travel cost and traveling risk, Ojukwu noted that the impact of the Diaspora Community on the overall development of the country is enormous to be ignored.
He said “I flew into Nigeria to participate in this election and I equally did same during the governorship election in Anambra in November 2021.
“But if the Electoral Act is amended to allow the Independent National Electoral Commission to make provision for diaspora voting, I will vote from wherever I am based,”
The UK-based medical doctor applauded INEC for the improvement he noticed on Saturday’s election, adding that the electoral body should ensure that the people’s choice reflects in the final results they will publish with the view to boosting the voters’ confidence on the commission.