Ambassador to the US Cyrille Segbe Oguin of Benin

Oguin said he was especially honored to host the event because of the influence that Mahendranath has had on his life and the life of his family since he first arrived in Washington.
Oguin expressed gratitude toward Mahendranath who invited him to host the event.
Oguin expressed enthusiasm for the plan, though he noted it will take time to train poll workers and voters to use the machines, which likely will be a mixture of punch tab and lever systems.