Democracy Day: Nigerians In S/Africa Call For Diaspora Voting


Jacob Zuma, SA President

The Nigerian community in South Africa, on Monday, suggested that one of the ways to deepen democracy in Nigeria was to introduce Diaspora Voting.

Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, the President of the Nigerian community in that country from Pretoria, made this suggestion in a telephone chat.

Diaspora Voting is all about external voting, which may be part of a country’s electoral process based on the principle of universality of franchise.

Anyene, who said he was proud of the nation’s democracy and would always associate with it, posited that one the ways of deepening democracy in the country was to introduce Diaspora Voting.

He said that many Nigerians abroad were eager to be part of the electoral process and that Diaspora Voting would give them the opportunity to vote for the candidates of their choice.

“As we celebrate Democracy Day with other Nigerians, it…

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