Anam­bra gov’ship: INEC ac­knowl­edges peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Emma Elekwa, Awka

The In­de­pen­dent Na­tional Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (INEC) has ex­pressed its readi­ness to in­volve Peo­ple Liv­ing with Dis­abil­i­ties (PLWDs) in the elec­toral pro­cesses ahead of the Novem­ber 18 gu­ber­na­to­rial elec­tion in Anam­bra State.

The Res­i­dent Elec­toral Com­mis­sioner (REC) in the state, Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji, who said this dur­ing a one-day sen­si­ti­sa­tion work­shop for the PLWDs in the state on the on-go­ing Con­tin­u­ous Voter Regis­tra­tion Ex­er­cise at the ward level, said the com­mis­sion re­garded the as­so­ci­a­tion as valu­able stake­hold­ers.

He ex­plained that the elec­toral um­pire ap­pre­ci­ated the chal­lenges they en­coun­tered dur­ing elec­tions and had re­mained com­mit­ted to­wards as­sist­ing in any way legally pos­si­ble.

Orji, who was rep­re­sent by the Head of De­part­ment, Voter Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gramme, Leonard Nked­ife, ex­plained that the work­shop was part of ef­forts to en­lighten the elec­torate on the var­i­ous elec­toral pro­cesses so as to avoid past mis­takes re­lated to voter ap­a­thy, vi­o­lence, im­per­son­ation and mis­in­for­ma­tion among oth­ers.

He en­joined the chal­lenged per­sons to serve as voter ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cers in their re­spec­tive neigh­bour­hoods.

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