What we’re doing to include physically challenged persons in future polls


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained what it is doing to allow persons with disabilities (PWDs) take an active part in the electoral process across the country.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Zamfara State, Asma’u Maikudi, disclosed this on Tuesday at a one-day meeting in Kano.

The meeting was aimed at fashioning the mechanism for capturing the data of persons with disabilities in the country.

She said that the unavailability of this data has limited the commission’s plan for inclusive and effective participation of PWD’s in the electoral process.

According to her, data on the size, location and gender of PWDs are needed to provide the required service effectively.

She added that data on the literacy level amongst PWDs is also…



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