Don’t Disenfranchise Persons with Disabilities, INEC Urged


Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been urged to create an enabling environment for persons living with disabilities (PWDs) to be able to participate in the Ekiti and Osun governorship polls as well as the 2019 general election.

Making the advocacy in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) said the measure became imperative as part of the ways to protect their rights and make them relevant in the electoral process.

They charged the Senator Bukola Saraki-led Senate to transmit the Nigeria Disabilities Bill that had been passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.

Speaking during the flag-off campaign for equal voting access in Ado-Ekiti, the CCD Executive Director, Mr David Anyaele, said INEC must fashion…

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