Chiamaka Ihekwoaba
Chiamaka Ihekwoaba

When Prisoners Get the Right to Vote, What Will They Do With it?

Felony disenfranchisement is considered a violation of human rights in some countries. Before now, this didn't apply in Nigeria, but in 2014, Justice Mohammed Lima of the Federal high court sitting in Benin affirmed the right of prisoners to vote.

With 2019 around the corner, Nigerian citizens in both urban and rural areas are already bracing up for the February 16 general elections. A peculiar thing about this election, however, is the possibility of prisoners having a say, as plans for prisoners to vote is underway. Currently, there are 240 prison institutions spread across Nigeria […]

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