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Underaged Voting is a crime in Nigeria

Underaged Voting is a crime in Nigeria
Underaged Voting is a crime in Nigeria.
By S.T. Afolabi Esq. 
Nigeria adopts the Universal adult suffrage system of voting. This means that, before a person can vote or exercise his franchise, he/she must have first attained “full age”. Franchise is simply the right to vote and be voted for. “FULL AGE” is the age that is recognized by Law.
The 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended recognizes the full age status of ever Nigerian. Section 29(4)(a) defines “full age” to mean, the age of eighteen (18) years and above.
Even as the 2023 General elections fast approaches. The attention of our Electoral body, law enforcement agencies and all stakeholders must not be diverted. We must all ensure that we work collaboratively to stop underaged voting in Nigeria.
One of the consequences of Underaged voting is that, it gives one region more opportunity to be represented than others. This automatically culminates to marginalization.
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