The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has received a total of 6,558 Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) registrants on the online registration in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).
INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this during a meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissions (REC) of the 37 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Mr Yakubu stated, “So far, we have data for 6,558 registrants who have clearly indicated their type of disability.
According to him, “In our effort to serve all Nigerians better, the Commission has requested registrants to indicate their disability (if any).
“This will enable us to optimally and efficiently deploy assistive voting devices such as Braille ballot guide and magnifying glasses for persons with special needs at polling units on election day.”
On gender, Mahmood said 321,781 males and 220,795 females were registered.
Mr. Mahmood also said a total of 542,576 Nigerians have completed their online registration in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).