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Nigerian Constitution Gives Prisoners Right To Vote — Minister



The Minister of Inside, Rauf Aregbesola, has stated he would help the appropriate of prisoners to vote in the course of the 2023 common election.

Represented by his technical adviser on Corrections, Michael Anugwa, the minister disclosed this whereas talking on the sidelines of the planning assembly of the Pollrite 23 challenge in Abuja .

In accordance with the Information Company of Nigeria, Aregbesola stated, “That is so as a result of the enabling legal guidelines don’t take away the appropriate to vote from inmates as a result of they’re inmates.

“There are particular freedoms that they’re denied however voting isn’t one in every of them. So, the inmates’ proper to vote should be inspired by one and all.”


The company had earlier reported that the Pollrite 23 challenge is aimed toward facilitating civic engagement amongst communities with low voters’ turnout, together with inmates in Nigeria.

Carmelites Prisoners’ Curiosity Organisations (CAPIO) organised the assembly with related stakeholders to discover a method to obtain the challenge.

Anugwa stated he was going to “make a memo to the minister” on the matter and be sure that “inmates can be accorded the appropriate to vote in future elections in our nation.”

The chief director of CAPIO, Jude Isiguzo, stated the challenge would assist implement the electoral rights of inmates, create consciousness and an enabling setting for them to vote.


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