A professor of political institutions, governance and public policy at the University of Ibadan, Professor Remi Aiyede has described the planned reintroduction of the diaspora voting bill as a good move.

Speaking on the Crest Breakfast Show on Friday, Professor Aiyede, however, opined that the independence national electoral commission (INEC) must ensure it solves some major challenges affecting electioneering in the country before giving diaspora voting a thought.

Speaking on election security, he lamented the attacks on inec offices in some part of the country, challenging security operatives to tackle insecurity which he described as a major threat to voters.

On his part, a lecturer at Louisiana State University, Babasimisola Fadirepo, said diaspora voting may not be feasible for the 2023 general election but expressed optimism that the move would deepen the country’s democratic process.

Fadirepo also called on policy makers to block all loopholes that could mar diaspora voting when implemented in the country, and charged Nigerians to recruit visioneers as leaders in the 2023 general elections.

Credit: Similoluwa Stephen

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