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APC Benin Republic Makes Case For Diaspora Voting In 2023

APC Benin Republic Diaspora Chapter has urged President Mohammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to consider giving Nigerians in diaspora the opportunity to vote during the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

The chairman of the chapter, Alhaji Nurudeen Adebowale Adeyemo in a chat with World Street Journal WSJ said Nigerians in diaspora should not be disenfranchised under the guise of distance. He pointed out that Nigerians in diaspora particularly, in Benin Republic were ready to contribute their own quota to the development of Nigeria.

He however, commended chairman of the Nigeria Diaspora Voting Council NDVC, Prince Ade Omole for the recently held seminar in Abuja in a bid to make diaspora voting a reality in the future.

”We gladly want to show our appreciation to you, Prince Ade Omole for your dedication, commitment, and passion in the bid to make diaspora voting a reality in the future”, he said, adding ”we salute your efforts on your efforts in putting the issue of Nigerians living in the diaspora  in the front burner so that they are not disenfranchised from voting during elections in Nigeria, we salute your courage in in putting the seminar in Abuja together. It shows that we Nigerians residing in the diaspora are very much interested that the Federal government of Nigeria and National Assembly adopt our request on diaspora voting” .

He added that Omole had been extremely supportive ”through this long difficult time to archive this for all of us in diaspora. According to him, ”we could not have gotten through it without you and you did an excellent job on this”. Alhaji Wale however, pledged APC Benin Republic chapter’s unflinching support for Omole.

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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