ENFRANCHISEMENT IN NIGERIAN PRISONS: LAWFUL PATHWAYS FOR ACTUALIZING THE VOTING RIGHTS OF INMATES

The UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 which acknowledges that transparent and open elections play an integral role in ensuring that the fundamental right to participatory government is guaranteed. Essentially, Article 21 states that “the will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government, this …

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