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You won’t vote in 2019 – Buhari to Nigerians in Diaspora

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday , in Paris, France informed Nigerians in Diaspora that the country’s electoral process has not been fully fine-tuned to permit their participation in the electoral process, adding that they will consequently not be allowed to participate in the 2019 general elections, in Nigeria, Vanguard reports.

You won't vote in 2019 - Buhari to Nigerians in Diaspora lailasnews 2
You won’t vote in 2019 – Buhari to Nigerians in Diaspora


The President who was speaking during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Paris, on the sideline of the Paris Peace Forum, President Buhari said about five percent allocation to the education sector was inadequate to propel the desired growth for the economy, pointing that United Nations target of 26 percent remained ideal.

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On the participation of Nigerians in Diaspora in the forthcoming elections, the President said the population of Nigerian citizens in various countries across the world already necessitate their inclusion to elect leaders, noting that it might not happen in the 2019 elections as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had been more focused on strengthening and consolidating on its achievements of conducting credible elections within the country.

He said:
“I am doing my best now to utilise our resources to develop the country. We are already getting results on road, rail and power. My frustration is that some people still have plenty stolen monies stashed in Europe, US and other countries.”
He said it could happen in future, the President said the Constitution had taken into cognizance the need for representation in the political structures to ensure harmony, urging more people to pick interest in governance and quality representation.

140 Comments

  1. This is not be the reason why the country should be in hardship, the money which you said is stock in other country is not yours, hence it is a srole n money why not forget it and make use of the available to benefit the people to their desire?

  2. The electoral practice of Nigerian is far behind modern advancement in technology, Nigeria is a great country blessed with different natural resources that are been misuse and mismanaged, if not Nigeria ought to have been carrying out free and credible elections even with the votes of those in other country

  3. That’s just stories, we all will participate. INEC put in your best. Stolen monies will be recovered. That’s all

  4. What ever you know that you will do to make things right in out country you have to do it,,it is your duty to protect your country not to talk of our resources

  5. What are they waiting for before the electoral act will be fine tune ? I guess is Nigerians right to vote whether in the diaspora or in the country.

  6. If you are not in Nigeria, you should not vote. You probably don’t understand what is going on in the country.

  7. I really pray that this election will be free and fair, let INEC officials do their job properly.

  8. That’s because they won’t be able to influence the votes of Nigerians in diaspora that’s why they are delaying in implementing it.

  9. Comment* I won’t blame him on any of his acting because right from the onset he has been a military man . and from the day he started ruling Nigeria then throuh military even before he was elected as the president he has been strictly enforce law as a leader. and prises he has s trying to eradicate all nothing attitude in Nigeria imagine some stealing Nigeria money and saving it in another country those people are not wishing Nigeria great and higher peak so why won’t he enforce that kind of law. his ideals is best known to him because per me I’m not concern. but what I’m after is that Nigeria should be a place of comfort for me.

  10. A president that cannot be precise in his speech. You dangle here and there. You talk of elections jump to power, and also pointing stolen monies while the once recovered has no base and utilization. It is very obvious you have lost focus and borrow words to use in every events.

  11. What electoral body are doing all this while, they should have make it possible for them so they can also vote to choose tomorrow.

  12. It’s a shame that a country like Nigeria which was once the giant of Africa could not have an electoral body that provides for her citizens in diaspora to vote in a general elections like this. We will get there.

  13. if This facility is not in place yet then what are we spending over 200billion for in the 2019 election. God can you please heal our land.

  14. Every Nigerian is entitled to vote and be voted voted for be it home and abroad I don’t know his reasons behind it. I prayer for God to lead our leaders right because when he does that they’ll make good a decisions .

  15. Indirectly telling Nigerians in diaspora that they can’t vote him out. Pmb and stolen money is a case study already. Since Nigerians in diaspora can’t vote you out, my vote will send you back to Daura

  16. He didn’t want those in diaspora to vote so that he can be able to rig the elections, but his plan won’t work

  17. Politics with their games eeeh. God is involved in 2019 election so no need of all this fake games. The man for the nation has been appointed by the owner of the land so Mr old man buhari rest your case. Changing anything in the country now won’t make any difference ok.

  18. I agree with him,5% allocation to education sector is small.INEC really need to put things together so that Nigerians in diaspora can participate in elections in Nigeria, if not possible in 2019,let it be possible in 2023.

  19. I hope the nearest future to allow Nigerians in diaspora to vote will be soon because it’s long overdue. Meanwhile what has he done with the stolen monies he recovered so far?? God help Nigeria.

  20. This is too harsh besides they are citizen by birth so don’t deny them of their civic right except their is more to it and we don’t know aside that voting should be open to all

  21. Invariably,Nigerians in diaspora are not relevant. By the way,inec is in a better position to make that decision if really they are independent

  22. You dangle here and there. You talk of elections jump to power, and also pointing stolen monies while the once recovered has no base and utilization.

  23. With d technology advancement available,I think Nigeria is lagging behind in so many ways.
    We shall get there sha.

  24. I believe anybody that has the right to meet up with the inec protocol should be able to vote, well may God help our leader.

  25. Nigerian leaders have rendered this great country almost to nothing, and I wonder if it’s still the giant of Africa

  26. Every Nigerian, home and abroad are citizens with due right to vote and be voted for. Why will this posing President make such decision infringing on the rights of citizens.
    Why digressing from the main issue to stolen funds? What has that got to do with Nigerians in diaspora participating in 2019 election? The funds recovered, how well was it utilized? Speak like a worthy president and stop swarming from one thing to another.

  27. The electoral practice of Nigerian is far behind modern advancement in technology, Nigeria is a great country blessed with different natural resources that are been misuse and mismanaged, if not Nigeria ought to have been carrying out free and credible elections even with the votes of those in other country

  28. Truly, PMB made a point. The fact that there are lots of controversies, make it look like 2019 election will not hold, talk more of letting Nigerians abroad to participate.

  29. Hmmm… How I wish this INEC chairman can be able to removed before the election period Because INEC and are working together

  30. if buhari wants to get things working in that aspect of enabling those in diaspora to vote, he will do it but he definitely knows that those ones will surely vote him out cos many people left the country after buhari entered when things became extremely difficult and there was no money. so those ones will definitely throw him outta office and for him not to gamble with that, he will definitely tell them he is putting things in place but for now they cant vote. forget all those people smiling in that photo, for that moment they sure have forgotten the suffering going on down here but after few days, they all will realise how really they all looked in that photo.

  31. I see no reason why Nigerians in diaspora should not vote . I think the budget covers them too and they are Nigerians they should be allowed to vote but based on mutual ground on both sides

  32. Our electoral system in this country is way behind the modern world….more over am struggling to understand the point the the president is making in his speech…I guess he knows if the election is carried out in a free and fair manner he has no chance of remaining on the sit….for All the resources we have in this country, we shldnt be facing challenges…take Qatar for example….we really have a long way to go that’s y we all need to join hands to make the nation great again…..

  33. It is actually nice the way Mr president broke it down to them and also promised on improvement of the commission

  34. Because its easy to rig votes here. He knows it won’t b easy to influence the votes cast abroad which might not be in his favour. Why ? So many people compared to past regimes left the shores of the country in search of greener pastures abroad because of the severe hardship under his administration.

  35. INEC please do something about this and I hope 2019 election will be one of the best election so far.am counting on you

  36. There is right to vote for every citizens, it is their obligatory right to determine who they should vote in and vote out . For crying out loud why would the President make such drastic decision on the rights of citizens.He is just trying to cover up from the main issue to stolen funds? What has these got to do with Nigerians in diaspora participating in 2019 election? Mr President we need you to make the citizens to live without fear, we are tired. Don’t pout pressure on people just to do what pleases you

  37. U said u are doing ur best to utilize our resources in other to develop our country. Welldone. But pls who ever that want to vote allow the person to do.

  38. Chief Buhari: you had 3 and a half years to make a visible impact(no pun intended Fela Durotoye)-instead, you made Nigeria and Nigerians poorer than we’ve ever been. Concede to the fact that you had no plan from day one: all you wanted to do was become president a second time, but had no agenda, plans, strategy or reasonable policies. Your so called anti-corruption war has been a farce from day one: you have thieves in your government and yet you say and do nothing. You have failed and sadly made the erstwhile useless government of Goodluck Jonathan look good, vindicated and vilified. You are a disgrace.

  39. Like seriously, this is not a welcomed development… Other countries vote online.. Why is our own different? .I don’t like this. My opinion

  40. The fact that we r all Nigerian citizens makes us possess fundamental human right n it it is part of our human right to vote and we cannot be deprived of it bcus it has been in d constitution for years so the president has no right to deprive it of us now

  41. He is always coming up with excuses. We have enough money and resources here in Nigeria but. They are used selfishly

  42. Is only God who can predict the future of this 2019 election because are going and the way our politicians are fighting over it, is just getting one scared day by day. Now Buhari has come his own trying to say who will vote and who will not vote this is not right every Nigerian has equal rights once u are up to 18yrs of age in case he is forgetting something that he just has few months to vacate the office.

  43. God save our souls we will vote whom we desire to vote for and noting will stop us Nigeria must be better than this

  44. i heard mr president said his problem is stolen money. why should he b bothered on that at this point of time? He should b more concerned on building Nigeria for his re-election

  45. I believe it is the right of every citizen to participate in voting so long u have your PVC, come 2019 the truth will be revealed.

  46. I will never believe buhari’s talks. He should first of all go back to his 2015 manifestos. Nigerian politicians are all liars

  47. I smell Mr President is afraid of loosing that is why all this but either you like it or not your time is up ,I can’t imagine myself going through what I passed through this past years of Buhari again for another four year lailai

  48. My question is,
    Why won’t INEC work it out for those in diaspora to have the privilege to vote via the online voting system like the other African nations?

  49. We look unto inec on the forth coming election y won’t they vote if they meet required age have have their PVC they should be allow to vote

  50. We look unto God in the forth coming election cuz I don’t know y they wont vote if they meet required age have have their PVC they should be allow to vote

  51. For me it is normal.. Nigeria don’t have the technology and necessary uprightness.Our election in Nigeria is marred with violence and malpractice let alone those outside Nigeria

  52. That automatically disenfrancise those in diaspora. An e-voting system would have made that possisble. I hope we get there soonest.

  53. If Nigerians are not permitted to vote, then this might be the introduction of a certified division as had been desired by many Nigerians already.

  54. This isn’t right because every citizens of this country has the right to exercise his or her own franchise in this forth coming election

  55. Mr President is already affird of the coming election. the monies they still and keep at foreign bank, him follow

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