The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced plans to actualize the inclusion of Nigerians in diaspora in the voting process of the 2019 general elections.
INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu said while receiving the Senate Committee on Diaspora and NGOs in Abuja on Tuesday:
“Because election is a continuous process, the first thing to do is to provide the enabling environment.
“So, we have to start from the amendment to our constitution and the Electoral Act. I want to assure you that this INEC is determined to providing Nigerians living outside the country the opportunity to have a say in determining who will be our leaders.
“But the first thing in actualising this rests squarely on the National Assembly. They have the power to amend the constitution and our laws.”