2019: INEC promises special attention to People living with disabilities in Yobe

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Yobe has promised to pay special attention to the People living with disabilities at
the 2019 general elections.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Ahmad Makama, disclosed this at a one day sensitization and interaction with representatives of
People Living with Disabilities.

Speaking at the event which held at INEC office, in Damaturu, Makamasaid preparations are on top gear for the 2019 election and it was necessary to sensitize the group being a major stakeholder.

The INEC REC in Yobe enjoined the participants to educate their members to come out en-mass and vote candidates of their choice at the 2019 general elections.

“We will give priority to all people living with disabilities.  No
need of joining queue with others at the polling centres, so that they
can come out en-mass to vote the candidates of their choice,” he said.

In a related development, 50 women representatives were sensitised on the need to mitigate violence and obtain their PVCs before the closing date .

The REC informed the women, mostly mothers to be models to their children and other women in their surroundings, adding that women andchildren are always at the receiving end of every violence.

Blueprint gathered the number of unclaimed PVCs reported two weeksago by INEC has reduced drastically, according to INEC.

There was paper presentation by the Head of Department, Voter Education for INEC, Goni Usman, on ‘Mitigating violence against women in the electoral process, while Aisha A. Iyam presented paper on gender.

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