Report: Despite N305 Billion Election Budget, INEC Deploy Inadequate Assistive Tools for PWDs
FCT, Abuja - All-rights Foundation Africa (TAF) has scored the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) low in its deployment of assistive tools for persons with disabilities (PWDs).
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TAF Africa reeled out this submission during its mid-day election report press briefing attended by Legit.ng at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.
The board chairman of TAF Africa, Prof. Vincent Anigbogu, disclosed that reports from their team of well-trained observers revealed that INEC deployed inadequate assistive tools in polling units.
"From the observed polling units, 75% had no braille ballot guides for the visually impaired, 87% had no magnifying glasses for persons with Albinism and 63% had no large font graphic posters for the deaf.”
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Meanwhile, TAF Africa, in its recommendation, urged INEC to investigate the reasons behind the deployment of inadequate assistive tools for persons with disabilities (PWDs).
Prof Anigbogu, said:
"The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should investigate the reason for the inadequate deployment of assistive tools to polling units with registered persons with disabilities, which can disenfranchisement.