Senate tasks INEC on voting by inmates of correctional centres
Written by on March 9, 2022
The Senate has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to explore the possibilities of allowing Nigerians serving sentences in correctional centres to vote during general elections.
This followed the adoption of a motion by Sen. Abba Moro (PDP-Benue) at Tuesday’s plenary.
Presenting the motion, Moro said that inmates of Correctional Centres were Nigerian citizens who should be allowed to exercise their constitutional rights of voting during elections.
“The Senate notes that certain human rights are inalienable and come naturally with the birth of the individual. The Senate, therefore, urged INEC collaborate with the Nigeria Correctional Service to locate Voting Centres in Custodial Centres across the country ahead of 2023 general elections.