The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities CCD has solicited for inclusion and equal participation of Persons With Disabilities PWDs in the electoral processes ahead of the 2023 General Election.
Mr David Anyaele, Executive Director of CCD, made the call at a dialogue with Frontline Political Actors and PWDs which held on Wednesday at Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.
Anyaele spoke on findings of an assessment of the Local Government elections held in July 2021 in Lagos State, within the context of the special provision made by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) in collaboration the Lagos State Office of Disability Affairs (LASODA).
On the sideline, Luka said there were no plans by INEC to extend the ongoing Voters Registration exercise, adding that the deadline remained June 30, 2022.
Also Mrs Olukanni-Abochai Eniola, Director of Medical Rehabilitation Mobility Appliances & Aids, LASODA, in her remark, said that the body was passionate about the inclusiveness of PWDs, especially in the area of exercising their nationality mandate.
“This is to say it is fundamental for the PWDs to have mouth and input in every decision if they want to go along with the majority or not, as related to electoral process in the country,
“LASODA appreciates the fact that INEC is showing that they are recognising the PWDs and they must not be left behind in fundamental issues in the political arena,” Eniola said.