The FG had stated that it is prepared to work with the Nigeria Diaspora Voting Council (NDVC) on ways Nigerians living abroad can vote during elections.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made this known today in Abuja at a Stakeholders’ Workshop organised by the council.
Osinbajo, who was represented by Femi Ojudu, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, said that the current administration had endorsed diaspora voting.
He said there was need for all stakeholders “to approach and work with the National Assembly to amend the constitution in order to accommodate those in diaspora to vote during our elections.
“This now goes to the legislature to make this a reality, namely: an amendment of the laws by the National Assembly so that those in the diaspora can vote in future elections.
“In the words of the President in Addis Ababa, `you will need to convince the National Assembly to amend the relevant laws to make diaspora voting a reality’,” Osinbajo added.