On Monday President Muhammadu Buhari , in Paris, France informed Nigerians outside the nation that, the country’s electoral process has not been fully fine-tuned to grant their participation in the electoral process, adding that they will therefore not be allowed to participate in the forthcoming 2019 general elections, in Nigeria.
The President who was speaking during an interactive meeting with the Nigerian community in Paris, in addition of the Paris Peace Forum, the President stated that about five percent allocation to the education sector was insufficient to launch the desired growth for the economy, pointing that United Nations target of 26 percent remained flawless.
On the participation of Nigerians in Diaspora in the forthcoming elections, the President said the population of Nigerian residents in diverse countries across the world already necessitate their inclusion to elect leaders, stating that it might not happen in the 2019 elections as the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) had been more focused on strengthening and amalgamating on its achievements of directing credible elections within the country.
“I am doing my best now to utilize 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.