2023| Prisoners have Constitutional right to vote- Aregbesola

Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has vehemently stated that prisoners have the right to vote.

Represented by his technical adviser on Corrections, Michael Anugwa, Rauf said the constitution does not prohibit inmates from exercising their constitutional rights.

“This is so, because the enabling laws do not remove the right to vote from inmates because they are inmates.

“There are certain freedoms that they are denied but voting is not one of them. So, the inmates’ right to vote must be encouraged by all and sundry,” Mr Aregbesola said.

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