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Senate rejects voting rights for Nigerians in Diaspora

The House Senate, earlier today, rejected a bill to provide for Diaspora Voting and for Related Matters, in the ongoing constitutional amendment. The bill was to constitutionally empower and allow Nigerians resident in foreign countries to participate in the nation’s electoral process.

Rejecting the bill during voting at Tuesday’s plenary on the report of the Committee on Constitutional Review of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Alteration bills 2022, the bill numbered 59 got only 29 votes from a total of 95 senators, who registered to vote for its amendment, while 62 voted against its passage into law.

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